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Israel at the
Olympics
Flag of Israel.svg
IOC code ISR
NOC Olympic Committee of Israel
Website www.olympicsil.co.il (Hebrew) (English)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 1 7 9

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

Medal Name Games Sport Event
22 Silver Arad, YaelYael Arad 1992 Barcelona Judo pictogram.svg Judo Women's half middleweight
33 Bronze Smadja, OrenOren Smadja 1992 Barcelona Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's lightweight
33 Bronze Fridman, GalGal Fridman 1996 Atlanta Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Men's sailboard
33 Bronze Kolganov, MichaelMichael Kolganov 2000 Sydney Canoeing pictogram.svg Canoeing Men's K-1 500 metres
33 Bronze Zeevi, ArielAriel Zeevi 2004 Athens Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's half heavyweight
11 Gold Fridman, GalGal Fridman 2004 Athens Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Men's sailboard
33 Bronze Zubari, ShaharShahar Zubari 2008 Beijing Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Men's sailboard
33 Bronze Gerbi, YardenYarden Gerbi 2016 Rio de Janeiro Judo pictogram.svg Judo Women's half middleweight
33 Bronze Sasson, OrOr Sasson 2016 Rio de Janeiro Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's heavyweight

Medal tables

Medals by Games

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
2012 London No medals won
2016 Rio de Janeiro 0 0 2 2
Total 1 1 7 9

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing 1 0 2 3
Judo pictogram.svg Judo 0 1 4 5
Canoeing pictogram.svg Canoeing 0 0 1 1
Total 1 1 7 9

Athletes killed in the 1972 Olympics

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

  • David Berger, 28, weightlifter
  • Ze'ev Friedman, 28, weightlifter
  • Yossef Gutfreund, 40, wrestling referee
  • Eliezer Halfin, 24, wrestler
  • Yossef Romano, 31, weightlifter
  • Amitzur Shapira, 40, track coach
  • Kehat Shorr, 53, shooting coach
  • Mark Slavin, 18, wrestler
  • Andre Spitzer, 27, fencing coach
  • Yakov Springer, 51, weightlifting judge
  • Moshe Weinberg, 33, wrestling coach

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