Tag archive for ‘Olympic Games’
Niall McCarthy On Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Some Athletes Are Chasing Huge Gold Medal Bonuses

  Athletes competing at the Rio Olympics could be chasing more than gold. The fame and glory involved in winning a gold medal are certainly prime incentives for competitors but the sizeable cash rewards More...

News Brief On Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Michael Phelps Qualifies for His Fifth Olympics, Setting a U.S. Record

  The 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps, has set yet another record: he’s the first American male swimmer to make five Olympic teams. The most decorated Olympian of all time,  finished first More...

Beijing Chosen to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

  The International Olympic Committee on Friday named Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Chinese capital got more votes from IOC members than the only other candidate, Almaty in Kazakhstan. As More...

Jewish Business News On Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Jewish Olympics to be Held at Site of 1936 ‘Nazi Games’

  The Jewish Olympics, the 14th European Maccabi Games, will begin on Tuesday,  seventy years after World War II’s end. Family members of Sam Stoller and Marty Glickman will be joining the USA More...

JNS On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

After decades of IOC silence, slain Israeli Olympians headed for recognition

By Maayan Jaffe “We have given the best years of our lives to remember—to remember the tragedy of what happened. … Now we are starting to see some light from all of our efforts.” Such is the sentiment More...

Yuval Azulai On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Israel’s ISDS to Run 2016 Rio Olympics Security

At the end of a three-year tender, the Olympic Committee and the agencies managing the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympiad have selected Israeli security company ISDS, owned by president and founder Leo Gleser, More...

Tibi Singer On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Italy Seizes $40 Million in Real Estate Belonging to Putin Judo Partner Rotenberg

  Italian authorities seized property worth about $40 million from Arkady Rotenberg, a close friend and the judo partner of Russian de facto Czar Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported. An Italian finance police More...

Tibi Singer On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Private Jets Vying for Space as Chinese Aviation Policies Are Slow to Modernize

– Progress has been slow, and seems to be blocking what otherwise could be explosive growth rates. – As usual, old totalitarian habits and the needs of modern business are colliding again in More...

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