In conversation with Olympians
Check out our interviews with Israel’s Olympic athletes and get inspired by their stories, behind-the-scene preparations for the Games, and the toughest challenges they have to overcome.
Israeli swimmers are ready to make a splash at Rio 2016

With six swimmers confirmed so far to participate in the Rio Olympics this summer, Israel’s national swimming team is looking at a hopeful challenge. Leonid Kaufman, the 58-year-old coach, believes that at least one additional swimmer will qualify for Rio following the European Aquatics Championships in London this May. Kaufman who has trained gold medallists...

From a blue-collar life to Rio 2016

Maicon Siqueira, one of the best Brazilian taekwondo players, is currently preparing to fight for an Olympic medal in the 2016 Rio Games. But just three years ago, he was still working as a bricklayer and part-time waiter in his hometown – Minas Gerais – where back then he practised taekwondo only on the weekends....

Turkish wrestlers fight for gold at Rio 2016

With very little time to go until Rio 2016, Turkish Olympic teams have been speeding up their preparations. Considering their success in previous Olympic games, the wrestling team seems to have the best chance to score gold this year. During our visit to the Turkish Greco-Roman Wrestling Camp, we encountered a team filled with nothing...