|Host city||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Debuting countries|| Bolivia |
|Main venue||Ramat Gan Stadium|
At the 1977 Maccabiah Games in Israel, 2,700 athletes from 33 countries participated in 26 different sports.
The Maccabiah Games were first held in 1932 in Palestine, then a British Mandate jurisdiction. In 1961, under an independent Israel, they were declared a "Regional Sports Event" by, and under the auspices and supervision of, the International Olympic Committee.
Miki Berkovich, Motti Aroesti, Barry Leibowitz, and Steve Kaplan were among the Israeli basketball team's squad. The United States, coached by Dolph Schayes and with his son Danny Schayes, Ernie Grunfeld, Howard Lassoff, and Willie Sims on the team, won the gold medal in that sport.
American Sharon Shapiro won five gold medals in individual and team gymnastics, when she was 15 years of age. American swimmer Wendy Weinberg (Olympic bronze medalist) won six gold medals and two silver medals.
In fencing, 2-time Olympic bronze medal winner Yves Dreyfus of France won gold medals in individual and team épée. In men's tennis, Steve Krulevitz won the gold medal for the United States. In women's tennis, South African Ilana Kloss won a silver medal in mixed doubles. Joel Kramer won a gold medal in basketball with Team USA.
The number in parentheses indicates the number of participants that community contributed.
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