Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner became the first Jewish head coach to lead a college basketball team to win an Atlantic Coast Conference championship, topping a division that includes titans Duke and North Carolina and becoming another example of the renaissance for Jews in American sports.
Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard from the US won the 17th Air Guitar World Championship in Oulu, Finland on August 24 2012.The three day event culminates in a Grand Finale at Rotuaari Square in the centre of Oulu in Northern Finland. Around 5000 people gathered in the city centre to watch 18 contestants from around the world battle for the grand prize — a real guitar.
Fierce competition at the world’s largest annual tango festival in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. The two-week long festival includes more than 500 free dance lessons, concerts and recitals and the championship.
The southern German city of Munich - situated in the heart of the European mainland - may not be sitauted near the open sea, but that didn’t stop surfing fans gathering there on Saturday (August 11) to ride the wave. The 2nd European Championship in surfing on a stationary wave is a two-day event taking place at the city’s airport, with contestants from around the world taking part. Each contestant took their turn on the artificially produced wave created by a simulation machine known simply as “The Wave.” The open air pool was set up between the two terminals of Munich Airport, giving passers-by something to look at.
Zeevik Gottlieb, crowned the World Forging Champion in 2009, wants young Israelis to try their hand at this ancient craft. In 2009, Israel’s Zeevik Gottlieb bested close to 300 other blacksmiths when he won first place at the biennial World Forging Championship in Stia, Italy. His winning entry, made within three hours, was a sculpture of a man and a woman holding one another. “Accidentally I entered a workshop where they forge iron. I tried it, and fell in love for the first time,” the Haifa native relates. Now he runs a forging school just outside of Tel Aviv. “This trade is old and it’s about to vanish from the world. So we want new people to join us; we want a lot of young people to start working in this trade,” he says. Video Downloada: HiRes Streaming Narration - www.megaupload.com HiRes Streaming No Narration. - www.megaupload.com Docs: Intro - www.megaupload.com Script - www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos.
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