Tokyo Olympics: All the Jewish athletes to watch

 

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Sue Bird drives to the basket in the women's gold medal game at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Aug. 20, 2016.

(JTA) - The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally happening, a full year after they were planned. And yes, they're still being called the 2020 Olympics, even though they're happening in 2021.

The Jewish athletes competing this year - and there are many - are the products of inspiring journeys. There's the fencer looking for redemption, Israel's first Olympic surfer, one of the greatest canoe paddlers of all time, a teen track star para-athlete, and so many more.

The games run July 23 through Aug. 8; the Paralympics will be held Aug. 24 to Sept. 5.

Here are many of the inspiring Jewish athletes t...



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