Sinai Says: Arab representation in Israel’s Olympic delegation lacking, but future bright

Despite accounting for over 20 percent of Israel’s population, the Arab sector is all but non-existent when it comes to Olympic sports.

Poor infrastructure, a lack of tradition and inadequate funding are just some of the reasons behind the underrepresentation of the country’s Arab citizens in the blue-and-white delegations down the years.

However, that makes the following fact no less shocking – only two Arabs in total have been part of an Israel delegation to an Olympic Games since the country made its debut in 1952 and no Israeli-Arab has represented Israel since 1976.


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