Ice dancers, Alexandra Zaretski and Roman Zaretski, compete for Israel, but both were born in Belarus.
Alexandra Zaretski and Roman Zaretski of Israel
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In 2008, the ice dance team of Alexandra Zaretski and Roman Zaretski made U.S. national news. The skaters and their coach, former Olympian Galit Chait, filed a discrimination case against an ice arena in New Jersey. A lawsuit was filed against certain employees from the arena. Apparently, some of the rink’s coaches advised Chait, not to teach the Israelis. Then, one day, in September of 2008, the skaters arrived at the rink and were told they were not allowed on the ice.