Israel at the Olympics

Israel's competition at the Olympic Games

Israel has been at the Olympic Games as a nation since 1952. Its National Olympic Committee was formed in 1933 during the British Mandate of Palestine. As the team represented the Jewish community, it boycotted the 1936 Games in Germany in protest of the Nazi Party's anti-Semitic policies. Israel has sent a team to each Summer Olympic Games since 1952 (except the 1980 Summer Olympics) and to each Winter Olympic Games since 1994. In 1972, 11 members of the Israeli delegation were murdered by Black September terrorists.

Israel at the
Olympics
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IOC codeISR
NOCOlympic Committee of Israel
Websitewww.olympicsil.co.il (in Hebrew and English)
Medals
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
7
Total
9
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
2  Silver Yael Arad 1992 Barcelona   Judo Women's half middleweight
3  Bronze Oren Smadja 1992 Barcelona   Judo Men's lightweight
3  Bronze Gal Fridman 1996 Atlanta   Sailing Men's sailboard
3  Bronze Michael Kolganov 2000 Sydney   Canoeing Men's K-1 500 metres
3  Bronze Ariel Zeevi 2004 Athens   Judo Men's half heavyweight
1  Gold Gal Fridman 2004 Athens   Sailing Men's sailboard
3  Bronze Shahar Zubari 2008 Beijing   Sailing Men's sailboard
3  Bronze[1] Yarden Gerbi 2016 Rio de Janeiro   Judo Women's half middleweight
3  Bronze[2] Or Sasson 2016 Rio de Janeiro   Judo Men's heavyweight

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by GamesEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1992 Barcelona 0 1 1 2
1996 Atlanta 0 0 1 1
2000 Sydney 0 0 1 1
2004 Athens 1 0 1 2
2008 Beijing 0 0 1 1
2012 London No medals won
2016 Rio de Janeiro 0 0 2 2
Total 1 1 7 9

Medals by sportEdit

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
  Sailing 1 0 2 3
  Judo 0 1 4 5
  Canoeing 0 0 1 1
Total 1 1 7 9

Athletes killed in the 1972 OlympicsEdit

The eleven members of Israel's 1972 Olympic team killed during the Munich massacre:

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Yarden Gerbi wins bronze medal in judo, Israel's first medal of the Rio Olympics - Sports". Haaretz.com.
  2. "Or Sassson wins Israel's second judo bronze at Rio Games". Times of Israel.

Other websitesEdit

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