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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Staff Writer | July 2, 1993
Beth Grinspoon will take her successful swimming career one step higher this weekend when she competes in the 14th World Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv, Israel.Grinspoon, 20, a native of Columbia, is scheduled to compete in the 200- and 400-meter backstroke, as well as on the 400 and 800 medley relay teams. The competition starts Monday and will last until July 15.Although it will be her first trip to Israel, this year's Maccabiah Games will not be the first international competition for Grinspoon, who will be a senior at West Virginia University this fall.
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By Rhiannon Walker and The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2013
Carol Benjamin didn't like having the bull's-eye on her back. Competing in the seventh Maccabiah Games in 1965, she despised the pressure that came with being one of the most highly regarded athletes in fencing. And she didn't like the idea that if she didn't come away with a gold medal, she had failed to meet expectations. It was an unpleasant feeling for the then-19-year-old New York native, but it didn't stop her from finishing first and continuing her success in the sport by winning the NCAA championship in 1966.
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By Bill Free | November 4, 1990
Abel Kiviat, 98, is in a class by himself.He is the world's oldest living Olympic medalist and prefers chocolate-chip cookies and a nip of Scotch whisky before his evening meal to almost anything else.When Kiviat was informed two years ago that he was going to receive duplicates of the missing gold and silver Olympic medals he won for track and field in the 1912 Summer Games at Stockholm, Sweden, his response was, "But what about the chocolate-chip cookies I was promised by Nabisco?"Not even an invitation to the White House to meet PresidenBush on May 16, 1989 seemed to rate in the class with chocolate-chip cookies and scotch.
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By Rob Levine | July 26, 2012
In September 1972, the world watched in disbelief as 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by the Palestinian terrorist organization "Black September" at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich. The story, and Israel's decade-long retaliation, have been captured in countless movies, books and miniseries. Germany had planned to show a new face to the world. The 1972 games were to be the antithesis of Hitler's Olympics. They were informally called "The Carefree Games. " As a result, security was decidedly lax. On Sept.
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By Don Vittek and Don Vittek,Contributing Writer | August 20, 1993
It's been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Marc Skier of Pasadena began his journey to Israel with a four-step approach in a youth league in Chicago and returned from the Maccabiah Games with bronze and silver medals."
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By Rob Levine | July 26, 2012
In September 1972, the world watched in disbelief as 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by the Palestinian terrorist organization "Black September" at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich. The story, and Israel's decade-long retaliation, have been captured in countless movies, books and miniseries. Germany had planned to show a new face to the world. The 1972 games were to be the antithesis of Hitler's Olympics. They were informally called "The Carefree Games. " As a result, security was decidedly lax. On Sept.
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By Rhiannon Walker and The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2013
Carol Benjamin didn't like having the bull's-eye on her back. Competing in the seventh Maccabiah Games in 1965, she despised the pressure that came with being one of the most highly regarded athletes in fencing. And she didn't like the idea that if she didn't come away with a gold medal, she had failed to meet expectations. It was an unpleasant feeling for the then-19-year-old New York native, but it didn't stop her from finishing first and continuing her success in the sport by winning the NCAA championship in 1966.
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By Mark Matthews and Peter Hermann and Mark Matthews and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 17, 2001
JERUSALEM -- Israeli tanks shelled targets in the West Bank last night to avenge a suicide bombing hours earlier on the Israeli coast that killed two soldiers and severely wounded a third, according to Israeli security sources and Palestinian witnesses. The bombing in the coastal town of Binyamina was the first fatal suicide attack by a Palestinian inside Israel since 21 young people were killed June 1 outside the Dolphinarium discotheque in Tel Aviv. The disco bombing resulted in a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that is now in tatters.
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August 19, 1992
Let the games begin -- the North American Maccabi Youth Games that will bring 2,600 young athletes from around the world to Baltimore for a week-long sports festival starting Sunday.Jewish boys and girls ages 13 through 16 will form 56 delegations, mostly from the United States and Canada. Others will come from Mexico, Venezuela, Great Britain, Israel, Australia and several states of the former Soviet Union.The biennial Maccabi Games, introduced 10 years ago in Memphis, Tenn., are being held in the Baltimore area for the first time.
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By Tara Finnegan and Tara Finnegan,Staff Writer | August 24, 1992
About 2,600 athletes threw hats, flags and kisses to a capacity crowd at the Baltimore Arena last night during the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Jewish Community Centers' North American Maccabi Youth Games.Forty participants from Israel began the procession of athletes, ages 13-16, that have come from 50 North American cities and seven foreign countries, including Australia, Great Britain and the former Soviet Union.About 1,000 families in the Baltimore-Columbia area are serving as hosts to the athletes.
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By Mark Matthews and Peter Hermann and Mark Matthews and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 17, 2001
JERUSALEM -- Israeli tanks shelled targets in the West Bank last night to avenge a suicide bombing hours earlier on the Israeli coast that killed two soldiers and severely wounded a third, according to Israeli security sources and Palestinian witnesses. The bombing in the coastal town of Binyamina was the first fatal suicide attack by a Palestinian inside Israel since 21 young people were killed June 1 outside the Dolphinarium discotheque in Tel Aviv. The disco bombing resulted in a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that is now in tatters.
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By Don Vittek and Don Vittek,Contributing Writer | August 20, 1993
It's been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Marc Skier of Pasadena began his journey to Israel with a four-step approach in a youth league in Chicago and returned from the Maccabiah Games with bronze and silver medals."
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Staff Writer | July 2, 1993
Beth Grinspoon will take her successful swimming career one step higher this weekend when she competes in the 14th World Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv, Israel.Grinspoon, 20, a native of Columbia, is scheduled to compete in the 200- and 400-meter backstroke, as well as on the 400 and 800 medley relay teams. The competition starts Monday and will last until July 15.Although it will be her first trip to Israel, this year's Maccabiah Games will not be the first international competition for Grinspoon, who will be a senior at West Virginia University this fall.
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By Bill Free | November 4, 1990
Abel Kiviat, 98, is in a class by himself.He is the world's oldest living Olympic medalist and prefers chocolate-chip cookies and a nip of Scotch whisky before his evening meal to almost anything else.When Kiviat was informed two years ago that he was going to receive duplicates of the missing gold and silver Olympic medals he won for track and field in the 1912 Summer Games at Stockholm, Sweden, his response was, "But what about the chocolate-chip cookies I was promised by Nabisco?"Not even an invitation to the White House to meet PresidenBush on May 16, 1989 seemed to rate in the class with chocolate-chip cookies and scotch.
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July 9, 2009
Amateur lacrosse Check-Hers beats Stars Gold to win championship in Bel Air Top-seeded Check-Hers 2012, composed mainly of players from Carroll County public schools, cruised to a 19-12 win over 11th-seeded Stars Gold (Va.) to claim the US Lacrosse U-15 national championship trophy at Cedar Lane Sports Park in Bel Air. Madison Cyr, a rising sophomore at Winters Mill, scored six goals and added two assists to help her team finish three days of play unbeaten, and land herself a spot on the Lacrosse Magazine All-Tournament Team.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2002
Baltimore will play host to the 2002 JCC Maccabi Games, a yearly international Jewish youth summer games competition, from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15. About 460 local athletes ages 13 to 16 have signed up to participate, staff organizers from the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore said, as have about 650 host families in Baltimore. Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago are sending teams, as are Israel, England, Mexico, Venezuela, Poland and Russia, JCC organizers said. The five-day event will feature about 2,000 athletes of both genders competing in 13 sports, including soccer, track and field, tennis, golf, swimming, volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, table tennis, roller hockey and dance.
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