International Olympic Committee Honors Israelis Murdered at 1972 Games

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After years of refusing requests by widows of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics, a ceremony including a minute’s silence was held on Wednesday at the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro led by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, who read out the names of the Israeli victims.

Those present included Ankie Spitzer, wife of Andre, a fencing coach, and Ilana Romano, wife of weightlifter Joseph Romano.

“We waited 44 years to have this remembrance and recognition for our loved ones who were so brutally killed in Munich,” Spitzer said.

{Matzav.com}

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  1. “We waited 44 years to have this remembrance and recognition for our loved ones who were so brutally killed in Munich,” Spitzer said.
    And in 1972 the callous decision was made that “The Games must go on” despite the cold-blooded slaughter of the bound and helpless Israeli hostages.

    • I bet you they did this because they needed to commemorate or recognize other terror victims or for other ulterior motives… Perhaps they’ve been very affected and began realizing that terrorism is now a real threat to world peace… It came late but I guess better later than never.. It is this ignorance and passive attitude of not recognizing or honoring victims of terror or understanding that terror is here that is leading europe down the drain…

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