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  • Greg Louganis sells Malibu home with custom diving pool

    Greg Louganis sells Malibu home with custom diving pool
    Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis has sold his home in Malibu that features a custom swimming pool with a diving platform for $1.8 million. The home, built in 1980, faces the ocean on a hillside lot of more than an acre. The 3,385 square feet of...
  • Levis JCC alumni come back to coach

    Participating in the JCC Maccabi Games is a milestone that many young Jewish adults fondly recall. Many want to stay connected to The Games [a competition of team and individual sports for Jewish teens, coupled with social and community-service...
  • JCC Maccabi Games almost here in Boca

    From the Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, Aug. 10, through the Closing Ceremonies on Thursday, August 14, the JCC Maccabi Games will be a major presence in the Boca Raton area for five days. About a thousand Jewish teen athletes — having at least...
  • Young upstart spurs Van der Burgh to grab gold

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh admitted the challenge of beating English teenager Adam Peaty fired him to victory in the 50 metres breaststroke final at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. The South African, who won gold in...
  • 2014 Dream Ride Experience

    2014 Dream Ride Experience
    The 2014 Dream Ride Experience, presented by Bozzuto’s Inc. and the Hometown Foundation to benefit Special Olympics, will take place, August 22 -24 in Farmington. The event will unite motorcyclists, classic and exotic car enthusiasts, and families...
  • L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off

    L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off
    Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government...
  • Comic-Con 2014: Hollywood stirs fan fervor to the very end

     
    If Hollywood seemed a tad quieter than normal this past weekend, there was a good reason: Like moths to a […]...
  • Troubled organizing committee for 2018 Winter Olympics gets new leader

    South Korean Olympic officials pulled an about-face over the weekend and named businessman Cho Yang-ho as the new leader of their troubled organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Games. Cho heads the Hanjin Group, a transportation conglomerate that ...
  • A first for female boxer Biniati - she's fighting a woman

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Teenage boxer Taoriba Biniati has never fought another woman - only men - because on the tiny Pacific Island where she lives there are no other female fighters. But that will change when women's boxing makes its bow at the...
  • PASSINGS: Helen Johns Carroll

    Helen Johns Carroll, 99, a swimmer who helped the U.S. women's Olympic team win gold in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Sumter, S.C., her family said. Then known as Helen...
  • Billionaire JD.com founder lines up next challenge: beating Alibaba

    BEIJING (Reuters) - With an iron grip, JD.com Inc founder Richard Liu has dragged China's number two online retailer from a Beijing backwater to a rich New York listing. Beyond the wealth that brought him lies Liu's next target - beating Jack Ma's...
  • Judaism and sports come together

    Editor's Note: The Jewish Journal will have a special issue on July 30-31 devoted to the 2014 Levis JCC Maccabi Games. The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton will host the JCC Maccabi Games from Aug. 10-15, welcoming about a...