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.