Sports Facilities Developed by the Maccabiah


Swimming Competition in the Olympic Pool in Bat Galim, Haifa, 2nd Maccabiah, 1935 Photo: Maccabiah Archives. The original B&W photograph was colourated for this exhibition


Ice Skating Rink, Pais Arena, Jerusalem, 20th Maccabiah, 2017 Photo: Itamar Grinberg

A lack of sports facilities makes it impossible to train and compete. In honour of the 1st Maccabiah, the first Israeli sports stadium was constructed in Tel Aviv. The first Olympic pool in Israel was built in anticipation of the 2nd Maccabiah that took place in 1935. To this day the Maccabiah is continuing to develop a variety of sporting facilities in which athletes can train and compete, such as the skating rink established in Jerusalem for the 20th Maccabiah in 2017 in which the hockey competitions were held.

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