1993 Maccabiah Games

The 1993 Maccabiah Games was the 14th installment of the Maccabiah Games and brought 5,100 athletes to Israel from 48 nations.

14th Maccabiah
1993 Maccabiah logo.jpg
Host cityTel Aviv, Israel
Nations participating48
Debuting countries Belarus
 Croatia
 Georgia
 Portugal
 Samoa
 Ukraine
Athletes participating5100
Officially opened byYael Arad
Main venueRamat Gan Stadium

Jewish athletes from Poland, Bulgaria, and Czechoslovakia participated for the first time after World War II, after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Athletes from the eight Republics of the former Soviet Union also participated.

HistoryEdit

The Maccabiah Games were first held in 1932.[1] In 1961, they were declared a "Regional Sports Event" by, and under the auspices and supervision of, the International Olympic Committee.[2][3][4]

Opening ceremoniesEdit

A giant torch has been fixed in the Ramat Gan Stadium for this games and on.

Yael Arad, who had won a silver medal for Israel in judo at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, lit the Maccabiah torch.

Notable medalistsEdit

American Stuart Krohn won a silver medal in men's rugby.

Participating communitiesEdit

The number in parentheses indicates the number of participants that community contributed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The 20th Maccabiah Games: A brief History (Part 1)," The Canadian Jewish News.
  2. ^ Helen Jefferson Lenskyj (2012). Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137291158.
  3. ^ Mitchell G. Bard and Moshe Schwartz (2005). 1001 Facts Everyone Should Know about Israel p. 84.
  4. ^ "History of the Maccabiah Games". Maccabi Australia.

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