What an amazing Olympic performance for team Israel! Ten Israeli athletes represented Israel at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Games. The Olympics took place on February 9-25, 2018. Eight skaters, an Alpine skier, and a skeleton racer represented Israel.

Participants

This was Israel’s largest-ever Winter Olympics delegation since it  first participated in the Games in 1994.

Israel’s participants in 2018 were short-track speed skater Vladislav Bykanov, Alpine skier Itamar Biran, and skeleton racer Adam (AJ) Edelman. In addition, figure skaters Alexei (Oleksii) Bychenko, Daniel Samohin, Evgeni Krasnopolsky, Paige Conners, Adel Tankova, Ronald Zilberberg and Aimee Buchanan competed.

Small little Israel did not win any medals.  But our performance was a huge success!

Message from Team Israel

As team Israel posted on their facebook page:
The problem with the Olympics is the binary way people approach them. Gold medal? Wonderful. Silver Medal? You choked. Bronze medal? Consolation prize. But if anything else happens – go home and you suck. 😐 Mind you, all of this is coming from the media and the public who know less than nothing.

This isn’t realistic. It’s not realistic that a country in the middle of the desert thinks it can do anything with Winter Sports. But has anything about Israel ever been realistic? That’s never stopped us before. 😜

It believes and the athletes who are passionate about 🇮🇱 and their event dare to dream. Thank you to Aimee Buchanan, Itamar Biran, Israeli Olympic Skeleton Athlete AJ Edelman, Daniel Samohin, Alexey Bychenko, Paige Conners, Adel Tankova, Rony Zilberberg, Evgeni Krasnopolsky, and Galit Chait for keeping their dreams alive 😍😍

And a huge thank you to Daniel Sass for making this incredible video!!

At just 10, this was Israel’s biggest ever Winter Olympic team. We can’t wait to see what the team will look like in 4 years!!

Israel Winter Olympics (image from Team Israel facebook page)