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Valley athletes shine at Maccabiah Games

JANET PEREZ | Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 7:19 am

The 12 Valley athletes who made up part of Team USA at the 20th annual Maccabiah Games have brought home a total of 14 medals.

Dubbed the “Jewish Olympics,” the games opened on July 4 and ran through July 18. Team Maccabi USA sent more than 1,100 athletes to compete against 7,000 other athletes hailing from more than 80 nations. This year’s games were hosted in Jerusalem, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the city.

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