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Tragedy at Maccibiah Games -- July 14, 1997

TEL AVIV, Israel - A wooden bridge leading to a stadium collapsed into the Yarkon River under the weight of athletes at the 15th Maccibiah Games. One person died and 34 were injured. Israel TV said all the injured were Australians. The bridge fell as athletes gathered for opening ceremonies for the 15th Maccibiah Games, a quadrennial competition for Jewish athletes.