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
killin 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 killing in Munich in 1972 will
never fade in the Olympic family."
Rogge added that he "had
to" deny the request but said that the IOC would be present at the
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