This is definitely worthy of an Olympic gold medal.
Three of Israel’s sailors will compete in the afternoon, including medal hopefuls Shahar Tzuberi and Lee Kurzits. While these aren’t medal races, it’s a great chance to see the top windsurfers at work.
Remember: Event times are listed as they appear in London — please make the right adjustments (Israelis add 2 hours; US East Coast residents subtract 5).
Here’s the Wednesday schedule:
Source: Times of Israel
The International Olympic Committee rebuffed calls from around the world to hold a minute of silence during the opening ceremonies last week in London, however when passengers aboard the commercial flight heading towards Israel realized they would be flying over Munich – the site of the 1972 massacre – they requested a moment of silence aboard the aircraft.
The flight’s captain agreed to the request, asking passengers to spend a minute in silence in honor of the 11 athletes and coaches killed by Palestinian terrorists.
Instead of holding a moment of silence during the opening ceremonies, which reportedly would have lead to a boycott by Arab states, the IOC honored the murdered members of Israel’s delegation to the 72′ Games inside the Olympic village, last Monday.
Working on their hands and knees, they use picks, trowels and brooms to clear away the dirt at an archaeological site located at Tell es-Safi, south of the main highway connecting Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.