Maccabi USA
Maccabi USAJuly 17, 2013E
19th Maccabiah
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Today was a day of transition at Maccabi USA. the Open, Junior and Youth athletes capped their ISRAEL CONNECT experience with a celebratory lunch and team meeting, where they heard the U.S. Ambassador from the United States to Israel, Dan Shapiro, speak. The Team was also delighted to hear their own Samantha de Leve sing a repeat performance of the National Anthem as well as the Israeli National Anthem, Hatiikvah (please see sidebar to view the video and listen to her amazing voice).

The Flag Bearer that will lead Team USA into the Opening Ceremony at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem will be two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Garret Webber-Gale. If you are not able to join us in Jerusalem for the Opening Ceremony, Please tune in to to view it on the internet or to get listings for cable television broadcast times in your area. Afterwards, the athletes left their ISRAEL CONNECT housing locations for their accommodations centers where they will be housed with other Jewish athletes from around the world.

Our Masters athletes arrived today and began to disperse to various accommodation sites, where they will prepare, along with all the athletes of Team USA, for the first day of competition.Additionally, the family and friends of Team USA's athletes arrived today for the start of the Maccabi USA Maccabiah Mission Program, where they will have the opportunity to experience the Magic of Maccabiah as they cheer on their family members.

Grand Masters Tennis athlete, Sam Sporn, received a special award of Leadership at the International Sports Hall of Fame today. We congratulate Sam for his dedication to the sport of Tennis and support of Maccabi USA and the International Maccabi Movement.

The Rugby 7's tournament began this evening and results of the tournament will be provided tomorrow, the first full day of competition at the World Maccabiah Games. Make sure to tune into the offiial Maccabiah Games website for the latest information on sports schedules, competition and results.

Make sure to Follow us on Twitter for live updates from the Opening Ceremony - just search for @maccabiusa and #maccabiusa to view great photos and video from the stands and fields.
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About Maccabi USA
Maccabi USA is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs. The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the world Maccabiah Games, The Pan American Maccabi Games, and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America. As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the USA, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

Maccabi USA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings and supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport. Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride through Sports.
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Maccabi USA Rugby takes the first gold medal of the Games at today's Rugby 7's tournament - beating Israel in the final round. Please visit this site for more information.

July 17 - First full day of Athletic Competition

July. 17 - Official Opening Ceremony of the 19th World Maccabiah Games. To view the Opening Ceremony on internet or TV, visit JLTV.
Ha tikvah sung by Samantha de Leve
Ha tikvah sung by Samantha de Leve
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