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June 07, 1985 - Image 88

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-06-07

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Friday, June 7, 1985



Athletes from Michigan will be
well-represented at the `Jewish
Olympics' in Israel this summer.

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Special to The Jewish News

Glen Zatz carries the rugby ball.

Leonard Brose will play masters tennis.

Barak Barfi in the lead.

David Krafsur will compete in track.

Dan Israel takes a break.


hey may be 58 years -old, or
29, or even 13. They play
tennis, or rugby, or run
track, or swim. They may be
manufacturers' representa-
tives, lawyers, or students. But
they've all got something in common
— they are Jewish. athletes from
Michigan who will be representing
the United States, July 15-25, at the
12th World Maccabiah Games in Is-
rael. .
Of the 525 Americang who will
participate, 14 athletes live in Michi-
gan, as do four ancillary representa-
tives. Most are from the Detroit area.
Every fotir years the Maccabiah
games help cap the fizzle that is a de-
clining interest in amateur sports the
year after the Olympics. They serve to
bring Jewish athletes from all over the
world together in a spirit of competi
tion fostered by the Maccabi World
Union aimed also at stimulating heri-
tage and identity.
Slogan for the Games is: "Two
weeks to experience, a lifetime to re-
Among the athletes who got their
first taste of international competition
at the Maccabiah Games are swimmer
Mark Spitz, gymnast Mitch Gaylord,
basketball stars Ernie Grunfeld and
Dan Schayes, and golfer Corey Pavin.
More than 4,000 world-class

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