Israel prepares for Maccabiah Games 2022

The 21st Maccabiah Games, known as the “Jewish Olympics,” are set to take place in Israel on July 12-26, with venues in Jerusalem, Haifa and Netanya.

About 10,000 athletes from 80 countries competing in the quadrennial event will participate in 42 sporting events watched by tens of thousands of spectators.

The rich history of the Maccabiah Games, the Maccabi World Union, and Kfar Maccabiah date back to pre-state times.

The Maccabiah is probably the most important event in the Jewish calendar.

The largest delegation is the US delegation with 1.400 athletes. The second-largest delegation is Argentina with 800 participants and in third place is the Canadian community.


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