We boarded a train in Tel Aviv while people cheered and greeted us with warm smiles and best wishes. When we exited the train, Teddy Stadium was only a short walk away.
We mingled with other athletes and coaches from every delegation involved. Met tons of new people and, of course, traded some gear. The entrance of Team USA was met with the second loudest ovation (Israel took top honors). It was a tremendous rush for all of us.