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Team Israel gearing up for Summer Olympics; How you can assist as ’25th Player’

Peter Kurz is back to doing what he was doing before the world was rudely interrupted last year. The general manager of Team Israel is in 24/7 mode with preparations for the Summer Olympics.

“I’m continuing where I was in February, 2020, but now it is April, 2021,” Kurz said. “Nothing happened except our guys got a year older, right?”

Indeed, plenty happened, but instead of dream denied, it merely is dream delayed for Kurz and Team Israel. In July, a baseball team representing Israel, yes Israel, will be making its bid for the gold medal in Tokyo. It also will be the first Israeli team participating in any Olympic competition since 1976.

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10 of the rarest Jewish Baseball cards

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Meet the Israeli Olympic baseball team

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