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Israeli Sports Firsts
"Israeli sports has not had too many notable success stories throughout the years, but it had enough ones to populate this quiz. Join in and relive those moments."
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Israel's independence was declared on May 1948. In which summer Olympic games did Israel make its debut participation?
Between 1956 and 1968, Israel participated in the AFC (Asian Football Confederation). In which year did Israel win the Asian Nations Cup?
In 1970, Israel has made its debut appearance in the FIFA World Cup tournament in Mexico. Israel achieved a surprise result against one of the tournament's finalists. What was this result?
Israel v. Italy 1-0
Israel v. Italy 0-0
Israel v. Brazil 3-3
Israel v. Brazil 1-0
Esther Shahamorov-Roth was the first Israeli individual to reach an Olympic final. In which Olympic games was this achieved?
Mexico City (1968)
The basketball team of Maccabi Tel Aviv has been a key figure in European club basketball since the mid-70s. Which team have Maccabi beat to win its first ever European Champions Cup in 1977?
In the 1980s, Israeli tennis has started to see some success at international level. Who was the first Israeli tennis player to enter the ATP top 25 list?
In 1988, Belgian football club KV Mechelen won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup after beating AFC Ajax 1-0. The winning goal was scored in the 53rd minute by Dutch Piet Den Boer after a brilliant cross from an Israeli international. Who is he?
Ya'el Arad won Israel's first ever Olympic medal in Barcelona 1992. It was a silver medal. In which sports did she compete?
In 1999, pole-vaulter Aleksander Averbukh became the first Israeli to win a medal in the IAAF World Championship held in Seville, Spain. What height gave Alex the bronze medal?
At Athens in 2004, an Olympic gold medal was collected by which superb Israeli sportsman?
Gal Friedman (sailing)
Alexander Averbukh (pole vault)
Arik Ze'evi (judo)
Uzi Cohen (fencing)
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