Russia’s Olympics will be remembered for hotels without plumbing and the snafu-plagued opening ceremonies. Once the Games are done, anti-gay hatred will be just starting.
The team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the first Olympics ice dancing gold medal ever for the United States.
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Members of the Jewish community of Sochi and Israeli delegates to the Olympics held a memorial for the 11 Israelis killed by terrorists in Munich at the Summer Games in 1972.
Paul Berger went to Moscow expecting to find resurgent anti-Semitism. Instead, he found a Russia bristling with hate for gay men and Central Asians — not Jews.
At its best, the Olympics can serve as a powerful tool for reforming compromised regimes around the world. Sadly, today in Russia, it’s doing the exact opposite.
The pickings might seem pretty slim for Jewish athletes in Sochi. But the American team does have some young Jewish stars worth keeping an eye on.
Jason Brown is ready to take his star turn at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The figure skater from suburban Chicago credits Jewish values with keeping him grounded — and successful.
As the Winter Olympics opens, Sochi will boast five Jewish information centers, three synagogues and 13 rabbis.
Spotted: A mannequin in the display window of L.A. Jock in Hollywood, dressed as a Holocaust victim. There’s more to the striped uniform and yellow star than meets the eye.