JCC Maccabi Games Draw International Participants

NEW YORK—Jewish teen athletes from Israel, Mexico, Argentina, Great Britain, Poland and Venezuela will compete against 5,000 U.S. and Canadian teens in the 2006 Maccabi Games next month. The Olympic-style games, which have involved 100,000 Jewish teens since 1982, will take place in three host cities: Aug. 6-11 in Phoenix; Aug. 13 to 18 in Vancouver, BC; and Aug. 13-18 in Stamford, CT. The athletes can compete in one of 14 sporting events and learn about community involvement, teamwork and pride in being Jewish.

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