The International Olympic Committee has once again refused a request from the victims’ families to hold a moment of silence in their honor during the opening ceremony of the 2012 games. Foreign Ministry: It’s a shame they aren’t worried about the entire Olympic family
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) rejected on Tuesday a request by the families of the Israeli athletes murdered in Munich in 1972 to hold a moment of silence to mark 40 years since their slaughter during the opening ceremony of this summer’s games in London.
“The International Olympic Committee has held official memorials for the athletes a number of times,” wrote IOC President Jacques Rogge. “The memory of the victims of the horrible slaughter in Munich in 1972 will never fade in the Olympic family.” Read more.