1977 Maccabiah Games

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Nations participating 34
Debuting countries  Bolivia
Athletes participating 2,700
Opening city Ramat Gan
Main venue National Stadium
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At the 1977 Maccabiah Games, 2,700 athletes from 33 countries participated in 26 different sports.


The Maccabiah Games were first held in 1932.[1] In 1961, they were declared a "Regional Sports Event" by, and under the auspices and supervision of, the International Olympic Committee.[2][3][4]

Notable medalists[edit]

Miki Berkovich and Motti Aroesti were among the Israeli basketball team's squad. The United States, coached by Dolph Schayes, won the gold medal in that sport.[5] Esther Roth of Israel won the 100-meter hurdles in 13.50, and the 200-meter race in 24.03. Roth set records in the 100-meter hurdles, 200-meters, and 4×100-meters.[6]

In fencing, 2-time Olympic bronze medal winner Yves Dreyfus of France won gold medals in individual and team épée. In tennis, Steve Krulevitz won the Gold Medal for the United States.

Participating communities[edit]

The number in parentheses indicates the number of participants that community contributed.

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  1. ^ "The 20th Maccabiah Games: A brief History (Part 1)," The Canadian Jewish News.
  2. ^ Helen Jefferson Lenskyj (2012). Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry. Palgrave Macmillan. 
  3. ^ Mitchell G. Bard and Moshe Schwartz (2005). 1001 Facts Everyone Should Know about Israel p. 84.
  4. ^ "History of the Maccabiah Games". Maccabi Australia. 
  5. ^ Goldstein, Richard (10 December 2015). "Dolph Schayes, a Bridge to Modern Basketball, Is Dead at 87". New York Times. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Roth, Esther". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 13 December 2015.