ELECTED MEMBERS
   
Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted
EMMANUEL GILL (GLICKMAN)
Sport: Official/Administrator
Inducted: 1983
Country: Israel
Born: 1906, in Vilna, Poland
Died: 1987

One of the founders of the Hapoel Sports Organization, Emmanuel Gill was sports director of Hapoel for 35 years. He was also chairman of the Israel Sport Federation from 1967 to 1971, a director of the Israel Olympic Committee, and honorary secretary of the Israel Soccer Federation.

As a youth, Gill was a member of Maccabi Riga in Latvia and competed for the Latvian track and field team. He was also a founder of Hapoel Riga.

Gill immigrated to Eretz Yisrael in 1935. He was one of the founders of Sports For All, the organization that sponsors such activities as the Mount Tabor Fun Run and the Cross Kinneret Swim.

He is the author of the books Hazak-Strength, The Encyclopedia on Sports and Body Culture, Five Interlocking Rings, and History of Hapoel. Gill also authored numerous articles on sports and was editor of many sports journals.

 
© 1996- International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Webmaster McCord Web Services