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  • IOC’s Rogge hears sharp criticism at London memorial for Munich 11

    August 7, 2012 | 11:08 am

    The president of the International Olympic Committee came under attack from successive speakers at a London memorial for the Munich 11.

    Jacques Rogge, who was in the audience on Monday night, was blamed for refusing to allow a minute of silence during the opening ceremony of the...

  • IOC denies in-person appeal for minute of silence

    July 26, 2012 | 10:00 am

    The International Olympic Committee rejected an in-person appeal for a minute of silence at the opening ceremonies of the London Games by the widows of two of the 11 Israelis slain at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

    Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano presented their request to IOC...

  • Australian Jewish leaders call for national minute of silence

    July 24, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Australian Jewish leaders have urged all Australians to hold a moment of silence in honor of the 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    In a joint statement released Tuesday, Dr. Danny Lamm, head of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, and Philip Chester, head of...

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