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July 23, 2012 6:10 am

Israeli School Without Sports Facilities, Produces 4 Olympians

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The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. Photo: IDC.

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya does not have any athletic facilities on its college campus, but still managed to produce four students and graduates who are members of the Israeli team at this summer’s London Olympics.

IDC Olympians include law school graduate and business student Arik Zeevi, a 2004 bronze medalist in Judoka at the Athens Olympics; psychology student Alice Schlesinger, who also competes in Judoka; sailor Vered Buskila, an IDC law school graduate; and champion high jumper Danielle Frenkel, a law and business student whose knee injury will prevent her from competing in London.

The IDC’s athletic director is Ilan Kowalsky, head coach of the Israel’s national women’s basketball team (under 20).

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