Paris memorial for 1972 Munich massacre to be held in secret

Paris memorial for 1972 Munich massacre to be held in secret

The memorial ceremony for victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack at the upcoming Paris Games will be held in a secret location outside of the Olympic Village, Times of Israel reported Sunday. The ceremony was originally scheduled for 24 July at the Paris City Hall, but was cancelled due to concerns that it may be targeted by extremists, given heightened antisemitic and anti-Israel sentiment.


Team USA's success depends on more than just medals

Team USA's success depends on more than just medals

Success for Team USA in the Paris Olympics will be measured by more than just the number of medals won: according to US Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland in her interview with Rapid Response, where she talks about the anticipation and preparation for the Games in Paris and Los Angeles in 2028. 






Palestinian athletes told to take "resistance" to the Olympics

Palestinian athletes told to take "resistance" to the Olympics

Eight Palestinian athletes taking part in the Paris Olympics will be symbols of "resistance" during the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, a Palestinian minister said Sunday as the official delegation left the occupied West Bank. This will be the eighth time Palestinian athletes have taken part in the Olympics since 1996, but Olympic committee head Jibril Rajoub said the athletes had never felt so much attention.



Four-time Olympian Katie Ledecky still the gold standard

Four-time Olympian Katie Ledecky still the gold standard

Twelve years on from her stunning 800m freestyle victory at the London Olympics, Katie Ledecky is headed to Paris for her fourth straight Games aiming to extend an astonishing run of sustained excellence. The American freestyle great, whose talents were once dubbed "otherworldly" by Michael Phelps' mentor Bob Bowman, brings an even-keeled approach that doesn't hide a fierce competitive streak as she vies to add to her cache of 10 Olympic medals —seven of them gold.