The Maccabiah Games, which President Biden attended on Thursday evening, are Israel’s biggest sporting event, often referred to as the Jewish Olympics. The event is open to Jewish athletes from all over the world, as well as Israeli athletes of any religion. About 10,000 athletes from over 60 countries arrivedContinue Reading

It has all the elements of a dark episode from the Cold War: An American basketball star is detained in Russia, ensnared in what some U.S. officials call a sham trial influenced by the geopolitics of a war. Moscow accuses the United States of hyping the case for political reasons.Continue Reading

Runners from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to compete in the Boston Marathon this month, the race organizers said on Wednesday — another example of the countries’ deepening isolation over the invasion of Ukraine. “Like so many around the world, we are horrified and outraged by what weContinue Reading

“There’s a lot of systematic things in Canada that have made it tough for people to continue,” Mr. Lind said. He said there was a lack of funding and no substantial plan to grow the next generation of curlers. Updated  Feb. 17, 2022, 11:36 p.m. ET When Mr. Lind arrivedContinue Reading

BEIJING — When the figure skater Nathan Chen won an Olympic gold medal for the United States, the state media in China, his parents’ birthplace, practically ignored his victory. When the Californian-born skater Beverly Zhu stumbled on the ice in her first appearance for China, Chinese social media users toldContinue Reading

The Winter Olympics are three weeks away, but tickets have yet to go on sale. Airlines are shifting schedules, creating travel confusion. Now, a spate of coronavirus outbreaks around China — including some locally transmitted cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant — is adding to the uncertainty ahead of theContinue Reading

The World Junior Championship, an annual showcase of the next generation of hockey stars, which was already underway in Canada, was canceled on Wednesday as the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on the sports world. The International Ice Hockey Federation, the sport’sContinue Reading

Unlike Djokovic, who has not revealed his vaccination status, Nadal has been an advocate for vaccinations and said he would comply with the coming Australian Open’s decision to require players to be vaccinated. “If the people who really know about it say that we need to be vaccinated, who amContinue Reading

A top-flight soccer game in Portugal produced instead farcical drama on Saturday evening, after one of the teams was forced to field only nine players, including two goalkeepers, because the rest of its squad had been depleted by a Covid-19 outbreak. In the match between Benfica and Belenenses in Portugal’sContinue Reading

The International Handball Federation has updated its rules so that women will no longer be required to play in bikini bottoms, responding to months of pressure from female players and coaches who described the uniform requirements as sexist. According to the new rules, which were published Oct. 3 and willContinue Reading