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Friendship Games: New heights
Jun 25, 2018

Friendship Games: New heights

The Jordanian men’s team hadn’t won a game at the Friendship Games as long as Ronnen Tinn could remember. In this tournament alone, they’ve rattled off two big wins.

Friendship Games: World Cup fever
Jun 24, 2018

Friendship Games: World Cup fever

In the spirit of the World Cup, players, coaches and volunteers at this year’s Friendship Game showed their more competitive sides in a futsal tournament.

Friendship Games: Rivalry game?
Jun 23, 2018

Friendship Games: Rivalry game?

“People like to call this a rivalry game just because of what’s been happening in the country… But they’re all friends,” said Israeli Arabic coach Mohamed Abuarisha of his team’s matchup with ASA Israel.

Friendship Games: Vlog – Setting the scene
Jun 23, 2018

Friendship Games: Vlog – Setting the scene

Reporters Julia Karron, Joe Malandruccolo and Chloe Pavlech set the scene as they cover the 2018 Friendship Games in Eilat, Israel.

Friendship Games: Friendly competition
Jun 22, 2018

Friendship Games: Friendly competition

Following the opening ceremonies’ raucous dance party, players put on a more competitive face for Friday’s cultural events revolving around basketball.

Friendship Games: Breaking the ice
Jun 21, 2018

Friendship Games: Breaking the ice

As participants at the 13th annual Friendship Games settled in for the week-long event, they saw unfamiliar faces from unfamiliar places. How do you get these people to interact?