As I tweeted,
The Olympic Committee of Israel announced yesterday that the sibling ice dancing pair of Roman and Alexandra Zaretsky would represent the country at next month’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Alpine skier Mikahil Ranzin will round out Israel’s delegation to the Games, the committee said.
The Zaretskys put on an impressive show at this week’s European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, finishing 7th among 26 teams with 174.91 points after three days. The Olympic Committee requires candidate athletes to finish in the top 10 in order to qualify.
The only potential tzavarit, Tamar Katz, was disqualified by the IOC. But more likely by Avigdor Lieberman.
Kol hakavod and b’atzlecha to both Israeli and American athletes.Â Oh yeah, also Canada. Oh, and P.S. The Zaretskys train in Jersey.Â Just like The Situation and Pauly D do.