Born: 1906, in Vilna, Poland
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
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
Gill immigrated to Eretz Yisrael in 1935. He was one of the founders
Sports For All, the organization that sponsors such activities as
Tabor Fun Run and the Cross Kinneret Swim.
He is the author of the books Hazak-Strength, The Encyclopedia on
and Body Culture, Five Interlocking Rings, and History of Hapoel.
Gill also authored
numerous articles on sports and was editor of many sports journals.