With the Vancouver Winter Olympics less than a year away, Israel is lining up its cold-weather talent to participate.
As part of their ongoing "Weekly Facts About Israel" series, the Canada-Israel Committee just updated Heebonics with the following news:
Israeli skaters Alexandra Zaretski and Roman Zaretski won the gold medal in the ice dance competition at the Harbin Winter Universiade, held recently in China. The brother-and-sister pair, who were ninth at the 2008 World Championships and silver medalists in the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy competition, are likely to compete for Israel at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
This is fun and all, but does anyone else find the idea of a brother and sister performing intimate ice-dancing routines together kinda creepy? Maybe it's just me.