Both Russian Maccabi basketball teams in two age groups won a gold medal at the 15th European Maccabi Games, which took place in Budapest from June 29 to August 7.
“We are proud of the achievements of Jewish athletes from the Euro-Asian region, and congratulate our guys on a great victory in team competitions. I have been the President of Maccabi Russia for 25 years! The Russian team has always been one of the strongest not only in Europe but also in the world Maccabiah,” said the President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Dr. Mikhail Mirilashvili.
The 15th European Maccabi Games was the biggest multisport event in Hungary, as well as the biggest European Maccabi Games event with nearly 3,000 participants coming from 42 countries.