2013 Maccabiah Games

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19th Maccabiah
2013 Maccabiah Logo.svg.png
The logo for the 19th Maccabiah Games (המכביה ה-19)
Nations participating 77[1]
Debuting countries 17
Athletes participating 7500[1]
Events 490 Medals 34 Sports
Opening ceremony July 18
Closing ceremony July 30
Officially opened by Shimon Peres
Main venue Teddy Stadium
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The 19th Maccabiah (Hebrew: המכביה התשע-עשרה‎) took place July 18 to 30, 2013. The 19th Maccabiah games brought together 7500 athletes, making it the third largest international sporting event in the world after the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup.[2][3][4] The Maccabiah held competitions in 42 disciplines in 34 sports. [5] A number of new sports were introduced or brought back including Archery, Equestrian and Handball; Ice Hockey was brought back for the first time since 1997.

Opening Ceremony[edit]

The Venezuelan delegation during the parade of nations.

The opening ceremonies for the 19th Maccabiah took place for the second time at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. The games officially opened by Shimon Peres. US President Barack Obama greeted the Maccabiah through a prerecorded video.[6] Prime Minister David Cameron also greeted the Maccabiah and team GB.[7] During the parade of nations, giant helium balloons with the country the delegation represented accommodated each delegation.[8] Coincidentally, the opening ceremony took place on Nelson Mandela's birthday. The South African delegation carried with them a large banner reading: "Celebrating our legacy – Mandela Day".[9]

U.S. Olympian Aly Raisman lit the Maccabiah cauldron.[10] The opening ceremonies were celebrated with a number of popular musicians such as Rami Kleinstein and Harel Skaat.[11] Additionally, the Grammy-winning, Israeli violinist Miri Ben-Ari and the The X Factor finalist Carly Rose Sonenclar also performed at the ceremony.[12]

Notable medalists[edit]

American Olympic medalist swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale won the gold medal in the men’s 100 free with a time of 48.99, and won the gold medal in the men's 50 meter sprint with a new Maccabiah record time of 22.68 seconds.[13] Marcel Felder of Uruguay won a gold medal in men's tennis.[14]

Israeli Laetitia Beck won both an individual gold medal and a team gold medal at the Games, shooting 69 in each of the three rounds, finishing 9-under, 15 strokes ahead of her next competitor.[15] Israeli sprinter Donald Sanford broke the Israeli record and won the gold medal in the 400 meter race with a time of 45.65.[16] Israeli Alex Averbuch returned from retirement and won the gold medal in the pole vault.[17] Israeli swimmer Amit Ivry won a bronze medal in the Women's 100m freestyle, with a time of 57.19.[18][19]

Participating Communities[edit]

77 Countries that have participated in the 19th Maccabiah.

Participating Teams[20]

Debuting countries[edit]

Debuting countries[28] [29]

Sports[edit]

The 2013 Maccabiah Games programme featured 34 sports encompassing 42 disciplines. [30]

Calendar[edit]

Calendar of tournaments.[30]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions CC Closing ceremony
July 18
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
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Sun
22
Mon
23
Tue
24
Wed
25
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
Sun
29
Mon
30
Tue
Ceremonies OC CC
Archery
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Chess
Cricket
Cycling
Equestrian
Fencing[31]
Field Hockey
Football
Futsal
Golf
Gymnastics
Half Marathon
Handball
Ice Hockey
Judo[32]
Karate
Lawn Bowls
Netball
Open Water
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rowing
Rugby[33]
Shooting
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Table Tennis[34]
Taekwondo
Ten Pin Bowling
Tennis
Track and Field
Triathlon
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling
July 18
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
Mon
23
Tue
24
Wed
25
Thu
26
Fri
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Sat
28
Sun
29
Mon
30
Tue

Medal count[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Israel 285 271 299 855
2  United States 103 94 120 317
3  Russia 24 22 26 72
4  Canada 15 18 24 57
5  Australia 9 18 12 39
6  Brazil 8 6 16 30
7  Ukraine 8 4 3 15
8  South Africa 7 7 16 30
9  Hungary 4 2 8 14
10  Germany 4 1 4 9
11  Argentina 3 12 16 31
12  Great Britain 3 9 12 24
13  France 3 3 1 7
14 MWU 3 2 9 14
15  Mexico 2 2 8 12
16  Azerbaijan 2 0 3 5
17  Austria 2 0 1 3
18  Netherlands 1 2 2 5
19  Cuba 1 1 3 5
20  Slovenia 1 1 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Opening Ceremony". maccabiah.com. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Maccabiah Games Welcome 7500 Athletes". Christian Broadcasting Network. July 18, 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Aharoni, Oren (July 16, 2013). "Biggest Maccabiah ever begins Thursday". Ynet News. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Silverman, Anav (July 22, 2013). "Maccabiah Games: Uniting Jewish Athletes Across the World". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Games Schedule". maccabiah.com. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Bolle, Ellis (July 19, 2013). "Crowd of 30,000 greets opening of Maccabiah Games". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Esensten, Andrew (July 18, 2013). "Maccabiah Games open with 9,000 athletes from 78 countries". Haaretz. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Mark S. Anshan (July 18, 2013). "Jewish Sports Connects Israeli and Diaspora Jewry". Maccabiah Canada. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Levitas, Ben (July 20, 2013). "South Africa at the Maccabiah". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Maccabiah Games open with record number of athletes". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. July 18, 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "19th Maccabiah Games kick off in Jerusalem". Haaretz. July 18, 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  12. ^ Kalman, Aaron (July 18, 2013). "Jewish athletes parade in Jerusalem at Maccabiah opening". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
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  18. ^ "Maccabiah 2013; Winners and Medals; Swimming". www.maccabiah.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  19. ^ Sinai, Allon (July 22, 2013). "Weber-Gale doesn’t disappoint, wins 100m gold". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Delegations". 
  21. ^ Levi, Joshua (11 July 2013). "Aussie athletes head to Israel". Jewish News. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
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  24. ^ Lipman, Steve (July 10, 2013). "N.Y. Ties To First Cuba Maccabiah Team". The Jewish Week. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  25. ^ "Hong Kong Jews' China Hearts". CRIENGLISH.com. July 20, 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  26. ^ Kuttler, Hillel (July 24, 2013). "Angarag Sandag is first Maccabiah athlete from Mongolia Read more: http://www.jta.org/2013/07/24/arts-entertainment/angarag-sandag-is-first-maccabiah-athlete-from-mongolia#ixzz2uIxerVkX". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  27. ^ "48-member Turkish delegation joins Jewish Olympics". Hürriyet Daily News. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  28. ^ Silverman, Anav. "Maccabiah Games: Uniting Jewish Athletes Across the World". Huffington Post. 
  29. ^ "How a man named Macabi helped bring 21 new countries to Maccabiah Games". 
  30. ^ a b {{cite web|date=|url=http://maccabiah.com/Data/Uploads/gamesschedule7.pdf%7Ctitle=19-th Maccabiah Games Schedule|publisher=|accessdate=|language=|archiveurl=|archivedate=}}
  31. ^ http://sport.maccabiah.com/files/anafim/1374504677q77Zh.jpg
  32. ^ http://sport.maccabiah.com/files/anafim/1374401997t97Rq.jpg
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  34. ^ http://sport.maccabiah.com/files/anafim/1374408773f73Vl.jpg

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