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Israeli baseball team adds Jewish Americans to Olympic-hopeful roster

By Annie Archer For Mitzpeh @anniearcher98   Ten Jewish-American baseball players gained Israeli citizenship last month so they will be able to represent Israel in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Peter Kurz, president of the Israel Baseball Association, sought out a number of retired players, free agents and players in the ...

North and South Korea Olympics unification shows sign of hope

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @Mitzpeh Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. The world has watched tensions grow between North and South Korea for many years, making it easy to feel that there will never be hope for one unified Korea. However, this pessimism has diminished as both countries march under one ...

Bobsleigh and Skeleton Israel gets its chance at the 2018 Winter Olympics

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann After battling for over a decade to get their shot, Bobsleigh and Skeleton Israel will have the opportunity to make history for its country in 2018. Since it was founded in 2002, Bobsleigh and Skeleton Israel has been working with the Israeli Olympics Committee (IOC) to get accepted as a program. ...

Crash ends UMD alum’s run at Israel in Winter Olympic games

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann Not many people imagine finding their calling while watching television in their dorm room, and Bradley Chalupski is no exception. Chalupski, a skeleton racer for Israel, first discovered the sport during his time at this university , but had no idea what the next 10 years following would entail. ...