Geva Newsreel 460, 1970

The Colonel Gideon Bendel Basketball Tournament

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Directed by: Unknown
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

The Col. Gideon Bendel Basketball Tournament opens in the Hapoel basketball hall in Tel Aviv. Colonel Gideon Bendel died in a car accident and the tournament is held in his honor. Four teams compete, the IDF team, the ASA team, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv. The IDF basketball team defeats Asa 112:72. Hapoel and Maccabi Tel Aviv compete for first and second place, the match between the teams ends in draw 88, and it is decided that both teams receive the trophy in the Bendel tournament. In the presence of Major General Shmuel Eyal, Commander of the Personnel Directorate, and other military officers, a young boy (possibly Bendels son) hands the trophy to representatives of both teams.

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