Lebanese delegation chief dressed down by Olympic Committee after blocking Israelis from bus to opening ceremony.Saudi Arabian…

Lebanese delegation chief dressed down by Olympic Committee after blocking Israelis from bus to opening ceremony.Saudi Arabian…

The 2016 Olympic Games have been billed as an opportunity to put politics aside in the spirit of international camaraderie, but that’s not necessarily how it’s working out for Israeli athletes. Animosity toward the 47-member delegation has triggered a reprimand from the International Olympic Committee and alarm from Jewish groups such as the Anti-Defamation League, which issued a statement this week decrying anti-Israel “hostility” in Rio de Janeiro.

The 2016 Olympic Games have been billed as an opportunity to put politics aside in the spirit of international camaraderie, but that’s not necessarily how it’s working out for Israeli athletes. Animosity toward the 47-member delegation has triggered a reprimand from the International Olympic Committee and alarm from Jewish groups such as the Anti-Defamation League, which issued a statement this week decrying anti-Israel “hostility” in Rio de Janeiro.

We take certain freedoms for granted. Even though they didn't make it past the qualifying rounds, these women had to overcome deep-seated religious/cultural prejudices just to be able to compete.

We take certain freedoms for granted. Even though they didn't make it past the qualifying rounds, these women had to overcome deep-seated religious/cultural prejudices just to be able to compete.

(IOC) delegates meet beneath giant photograph of a judo match during the 129th International Olympic Committee session, in Rio de Janeiro on August 2, 2016, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday demanded a sweeping overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday as Russian appeals against bans mounted just three days from the opening of the Rio Games.

(IOC) delegates meet beneath giant photograph of a judo match during the 129th International Olympic Committee session, in Rio de Janeiro on August 2, 2016, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday demanded a sweeping overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday as Russian appeals against bans mounted just three days from the opening of the Rio Games.

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Linouse+Desravine+2012+Olympic+Games+Opening+f6N_cJrISxgl.jpg (395×594)

USWNT, U.S. Women's National Team, U.S. Soccer, USA, women's soccer, gallery, photos, South Africa, RSA, Chicago, Illinois, Soldier Field, feature

USWNT, U.S. Women's National Team, U.S. Soccer, USA, women's soccer, gallery, photos, South Africa, RSA, Chicago, Illinois, Soldier Field, feature

Gold medalists Jimmy Butler Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan of the United States…

Gold medalists Jimmy Butler Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan of the United States…

Aly Raisman when the team won gold

Aly Raisman when the team won gold

U.S. Olympian Gabby Douglas visits the Citi Terrace at the USA House at Colegio Sao Paulo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5, 2016.

U.S. Olympian Gabby Douglas visits the Citi Terrace at the USA House at Colegio Sao Paulo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5, 2016.

Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps & Simone Biles

Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps & Simone Biles

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