“Cycling Academy” is the first Israeli team to enter America’s top cycling event – the USA Pro Challenge – America’s equivalent of the Tour de France. Israeli members of the 5 Club, Israel’s largest antique car club, meet often to show off their classic cars.
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Israeli cycling team joins USA Pro Challenge
“Cycling Academy” is the first Israeli team to enter America’s top cycling event – the USA Pro Challenge – America’s equivalent of the Tour de France. In its first year, Cycling Academy has won stages of the Tour d’Azerbaijan, the Tour de Berlin and the Visegrad 4.
Classic cars in a young state
Israeli members of the 5 Club, Israel’s largest antique car club, met in a parking lot in Ness Ziona, south of Tel Aviv to show off their restored motor-vehicle marvels. They included Jaguars, Corvettes, Oldsmobiles and a 1967 Ford Anglia, first produced when the UK declared war on Hitler in 1939.
Music to our ears
The 18th Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival takes place Sep 3 – 12 2015. Musicians from all over the world will perform new compositions, rarely performed works, as well as popular chamber music works.
Maccabi Tel Aviv reach Euro Champions League
Israeli soccer champions Maccabi Tel Aviv have won through to the Champion League group stage where they meet Chelsea, Porto and Dynamo Kiev. Tel Aviv beat Swiss champions FC Basle in the 3rd qualifying round; Eran Zahavi scored his 7th goal of the competition.
Israeli triple jumper wins silver in World Championships
Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko became the first-ever Israeli woman (and the second Israeli) to win a World Championships athletics silver medal when she came second in the triple jump in China. Her second round jump of 14.78 meters broke the Israeli record.
Israeli wins world judoka bronze
Israel’s Golan Pollack won the bronze medal in the under 66kg category at the World Judo Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. The 23-year-old (23rd in the world) beat Davaadorj of Mongolia by landing a yuko with just 5 seconds. See the video for Pollack’s patriotic reaction at 6:15 mins.
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