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1991 European Games, Maccabiah Pan Americana, Uruguay.
1993 14TH MACCABIAH GAMES
5100 Athletes arrived from 50 countries to compete in 32 sports. Jewish athletes from Poland, Bulgaria, and Czechoslovakia participated for the first time after World War II, after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Athletes from the eight Republics of the former Soviet Union also participated. Turkey participated after a 24 year absence. Canadian runner of Ethiopian origin, Josef Kobir, won the 1500, 5000 and 10000 metre races. Yael Arad, who had won a silver medal for Israel in judo at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, lit the Maccabiah torch.
1995 European Games, Maccabiada Pan Americana, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1997 15TH MACCABIAH GAMES
The 15th Maccabiah Games, Israel’s 50th year of Independence, hosted competition to 5500 athletes representing 50 countries. The Games were marred by the collapse of the bridge built over the Yarkon marching into the Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv for the Opening Ceremony. With deep sadness many Australian athletes were injured and 4 died in the tragedy. The team continued to compete in honour and memory of their teammates. New sports for the Games included beach volleyball, ice hockey, and Taekwondo.