Israel at the Olympics

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Israel has been at the Olympic Games as a nation since 1952. Its National Olympic Committee was formed in 1933 during the British Mandate of Palestine. As the team represented the Jewish community, it boycotted the 1936 Games in Germany in protest of the Nazi Party's anti-Semitic policies. Israel has sent a team to each Summer Olympic Games since 1952 (except the 1980 Summer Olympics) and to each Winter Olympic Games since 1994. In 1972, 11 members of the Israeli delegation were murdered by Black September terrorists.


List of medalists[change | change source]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
22 Silver Arad, YaelYael Arad 1992 Barcelona Judo Women's half middleweight
33 Bronze Smadja, OrenOren Smadja 1992 Barcelona Judo Men's lightweight
33 Bronze Fridman, GalGal Fridman 1996 Atlanta Sailing Men's sailboard
33 Bronze Kolganov, MichaelMichael Kolganov 2000 Sydney Canoeing Men's K-1 500 metres
33 Bronze Zeevi, ArielAriel Zeevi 2004 Athens Judo Men's half heavyweight
11 Gold Fridman, GalGal Fridman 2004 Athens Sailing Men's sailboard
33 Bronze Zubari, ShaharShahar Zubari 2008 Beijing Sailing Men's sailboard

Medal tables[change | change source]

Medals by Games[change | change source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1992 Barcelona 0 1 1 2
1996 Atlanta 0 0 1 1
2000 Sydney 0 0 1 1
2004 Athens 1 0 1 2
2008 Beijing 0 0 1 1
Total 1 1 5 7

Medals by sport[change | change source]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sailing 1 0 2 3
Judo 0 1 2 3
Canoeing 0 0 1 1
Total 1 1 5 7

Athletes killed in the 1972 Olympics[change | change source]

The eleven members of Israel's 1972 Olympic team killed during the Munich massacre:

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