Proud to be an Israeli, on and off the ice
He grew up in Israel, served in the IDF, lives abroad only to improve his ability and urges his skating partner to learn Hebrew. Evgeni Krasnopolski is realizing his dream at the Winter Olympics but hopes to see Israel 'producing athletes, not only importing them like cars.’
SOCHI − Two things manage to anger Evgeni Krasnopolski, the figure skater representing Israel at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. During his travels he repeatedly hears that in a “summer” country like Israel winter sports are irrelevant. “An unreasonable number of people raise that argument,” the 25-year-old says. “I always respond: ‘You don’t turn your...
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