Israel’s Karmit Dor won a gold medal in the Czech Open Table Tennis Championship. She beat Poland’s Karolina Peck in 5 sets to win the Women’s Singles - light disability class. Dor also won a bronze in the doubles with Israel’s Anat Siara Sagi.
The Giro d'Italia cycling race will open next year's event in Israel, marking the first time in its 101-year history that the race will begin outside of Europe. More than 175 of the world's best cyclists will arrive in Israel to compete in the first three stages of the race.
For the first time, there were Israeli entries in the triennial World Sheep Dog Trials, held in the Netherlands. Among the 243 competitors from 30 countries were Adi Etrog with her dog Daisy and Itai Yatzkan with his dog Munch. They enjoyed the experience and will try again in three years.
Several Jerusalem streets were closed as some 2,000 women and girls raced over 5km or 10km courses in the Capital. They included mothers and daughters, running groups from around Israel and even some studying Torah on their smartphones while they ran.
A two-minute glimpse of the Galilee, Golan, Hula valley, mountains, waterfalls and diverse wildlife.
Photographer Ezra Landau has opened his outdoor “Jerusalem Moments” exhibition in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. In 50 prints (for Jerusalem’s 50th anniversary Landau finds contrasts and connections between Jews and Arabs, secular and religious Jews, tourists and residents.
The Barbary restaurant in Covent Garden is number one in TimeOut’s list of London’s 100 best restaurants. Lead chef is Tel Aviv-born Eyal Jagermann. The anti-Israel Guardian says it’s “thrillingly alien”. The London Standard says, “If you have to queue, queue”. (Not kosher)
Linoy Ashram won a bronze medal in the all-around competition (hoop, clubs, ball and ribbon) at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, making her the first Israeli to ever win a medal in the category.
US comedian Conan O’Brien was interviewed by Yonit Levi of Israel’s Channel 2. He talked about his first trip to Israel, meeting all types of people and said he was impressed by the fit men, beautiful women and relaxed vibe. He also told her what he’d do if he moved to Israel.
I reported previously on Israeli-developed FreeD from Replay Technologies – since taken over by Intel. Now TV viewers of American football will be able to watch FreeD’s 360-degree replays and other features at 11 National Football League (NFL) venues this season.