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ספורט בישראל
sport be-yis-ra-el
Sports in Israel
The 41 Israeli athletes Olympic team competed in 10 different sports in the 2010 Beijing summer Olympics. Israel started participating in the Olympics in 1952. Among the athletes in 2010: Arik Ze'evi, Udi Gal and Gideon Kliger, world and European medalists in sailing. Shahar Tzuberi, European medalist in sailboard, and tennis men's double-team Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, winners of the 2008 Australian Open. The Israeli athletes competed in the following area: swimming, track & field, canoeing, fencing, gymnastics, judo, sailing, shooting and tennis. Previous Olympic medals: Gal Fridman, 2004, Gold, windsurfing. Ariel Zeevi, 2004 Bronze, Judo. Michael Kolganov, 2000, Bronze, Kayak. Gal Fridman, 1996, Bronze, windsailing. Oren Smadga, 1992, Bronze, Judo. Yael Arad, 1992, Silver, Judo.
 
Player  sah-kan (male)  שחקן
sahkanit (fem.), שחקנית. sahkanim (male pl.), שחקנים. sahkaniyot (fem. pl.), שחקניות.
Field  mig-rash  מגרש / שדה
migrashim (pl.), מגרשים. Baseball field, מגרש ביסבול, migrash beysbol. Football field, מגרש פוטבול, migrash footbol. Soccer field, מגרש כדורגל, migrash kadooregel. Basketball court, מגרש כדורסל, migrash kadoorsal. Volleyball court, מגרש כדור-עף, migrash kadoor-af. Tennis court, מגרש טניס, migrash tenis. Four-wall court, מגרש מקורה, migrash mekoore.
Ball  ka-door  כדור
Balls (pl.), כדורים. Baseball, ביסבול, baysbol. Football, פוטבול, footbol. Rugby ball,
כדור רגבי, kadoor ragbi. Soccer ball, כדורגל, kadooregel. Basketball, כדורסל, kadoorsal. Volleyball, כדורעף, kadooraf. Tennis ball, כדור טניס, kadoor tenis. Racquetball, כדור מחבט, kadoor mahbet.
Referee  sho-fet (male)  שופט
shofetet (fem.), shoftim (male pl.), shoftot (fem. pl.).
Coach  me-a-men (male)  מאמן
meamenet (fem.), meamnim (male pl.), meamnot (fem. pl.).
Glove  kfa-fa  כפפה
kfafot (pl.). Catcher glove, כפפת תופס, kfafat tofes. Boxing glove, כפפת אגרוף, kfafat igroof.
Bat  mah-bet  מחבט
Baseball bat, מחבט ביסבול, mahbet beysbol. Player's stick, מחבט שחקנים, mahbet sahkanim. Tennis racket, מחבט טניס, mahbet tenis. Racquetball racket, מחבט כדור מחבט, mahbet kadoor mahbet. Table tennis racket, מחבט טניס שולחן, mahbet tenis shoolhan.
Baseball  beys-bol  כדור בסיס / ביסבול
Catcher, תופס, tofes. Batter, חובט, hovet. Pitcher, מגיש, magish. Spiked shoe / cleats, נעל זיזים, naal zizim. Team shirt / jersey, חולצת צוות, hooltzat zevet. Shortstop, בלם, balam. Umpire, שופט, shofet. Base, תחנה, tahana. Mound, תל, tel. Player's bench,
ספסל השחקנים, safsal hasahkanim. Home plate, תחנת הבית, tahanat habayit. A popular sport in the US.
Football  foot-bol  פוטבול
Quarterback, רכז שדה, rakaz sade. Guard, שומר, shomer. Fullback, מגן אחורי, magen ahori. Defensive, מגן, magen. Linebacker, ציר הגנה, zir hagana. Umpire, שופט פוסק, shofet posek. Referee, שופט, shofet. Goal post, עמוד השער, amood hashaar. Yard lines, פסי המגרש, pasey hamigrash. A popular sport in the US.
Ice hockey  ho-ki ke-rah  הוקי-קרח
Goalkeeper, שוער, shoer. Center, חלוץ מרכזי, halootz merkazi. Defensive, מגן, magen. Game timekeeper, רשם זמן, rasham zman. Scorer, רשם נקודות, rasham nekoodot. Ice hockey rink, זירת הוקי קרח, zirat hoki kerah. Defending zone, איזור הגנה, eyzor hagana. Attacking zone, איזור התקפה, eyzor hatkafa. Puck, פק, pak. A popular sport in the Canada.
Basketball  ka-door-sal  כדורסל
Forward, שחקן קדמי, sahkan kidmi. Guard, שחקן אחורי, sahkan ahori. Substitute, מחליף, mahlif. Basket, מתקן הסל, mitkan hasal. Net, רשת הסל, reshet hasal. Free throw lane, רחבת העונשין, rahavat haonshin. Israel national basketball team participated in the 36th EuroBasket which is a basketball championship for the European nations and it is held by FIBA Europe. The Israeli national team has participated 23 times in EuroBasket winning a silver medal in Eurobasket 1979, and was in 5th place in 1953 and 1977. Israel finished equal 9th at Eurobasket 2007, and is currently ranked 23rd in the world by FIBA, and 12th in Europe. Maccabi Tel Aviv dominates the domestic league and is among the top teams in Europe. Maccabi Tel Aviv has won the European championship 5 times, in 1977, 1981, 2001, 2004 and 2005.
Soccer  ka-doo-re-gel  כדורגל
Center forward, חלוץ מרכזי, halootz merkazi. Center back, בלם, balam. Fullback, מגן, magen. Linesman, קוון, kavan. Goal area, רחבת השער, rahavat hashaar. Penalty spot, נקודת העונשין, nekoodat haonshin. The most popular sport in Israel is association football. The State Cup גביע המדינה (Gvia HaMedina) is run by the Israeli Football Association. The first competition was held in 1927-28 as the Palestine Cup. All clubs are given a chance to compete but rarely does a lower division team reach the final. In 2009 Beitar Jerusalem won the State Cup. The Premier League ליגת העל‎ (Ligat HaAl) is the top division in the Israeli football league system. The Israeli football is also knows as soccer so not to be mistaken for the American football.
Tennis  te-nis  טניס
Server, פותח, poteah. Receiver, מקבל, mekabel. Ball boy, נער כדורים, naar kadoorim. Net judge, שופט רשת, shofet reshet. Net band, סרט הרשת, seret hareshet. Singles pole,
עמוד הרשת ליחידים, amood hareshet liyhidim. Doubles pole,
עמוד הרשת לזוגות, amood hareshet lezoogot.
Racquetball  ka-door mah-bet  כדור מחבט
Ceiling, תקרה, tikra. Floor, רצפה, ritzpa. Wall, קיר, kir. Service box, רחבת הפתיחה, rahavat haptiha. Receiving line, קו קבלה, kav kabala.
Golf  golf  גולף
Caddie, נושא כלים, nose kelim. Course, מסלול גולף, maslool golf. Clubhouse, מועדון, moadon. Practice fairway, מסלול אימונים, maslool imoonim. Flagstick, דגלון, diglon. Hole, קטע, keta. Putting green, מדשאה, midshaa. Golf club, מחבט גולף, mahbet golf. Tee,
יתד הגבהה, yated hagbaha. Golf cart, קרונית גולף, kronit golf. Golf bag, תרמיל גולף, tarmil golf.
Boxing  ig-roof  אגרוף
Boxer, מתאגרף, mitagref. Ring, זירת אגרוף, zirat igroof. Rope, חבל, hevel. Ring post,
עמוד זירה, amood zira. Corner, פינה, pina.
Riding / equestrian  re-hi-va al soos  רכיבה על סוס
Riding jacket, מקטורן רכיבה, miktoren rehiva. Jodhpurs, מכנסי רכיבה mihnesey rehiva. Riding crop, מגלב, maglev. Obstacles, מכשולים, mihsholim. Competition ring,
זירת מירוץ מכשולים, zirat merotz mihsholim. Gate, שער, shaar. Start, קו זינוק, kav zinook. Wall, חומה, homa. Oxer, משוכה, mesooha. Reins, מושכות, moshhot. Saddle, אוכף, ookaf.