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Olympic Memories

The 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics finally were recognized by the International Olympic Committee during the first-ever IOC-led ceremony at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.  The International Olympic Committee President read the names of each of the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches and the German policeman who died in the worst terror attack in Olympic history.  ”We waited 44 years to have this remembrance and recognition for our loved ones who were so brutally killed in Munich,” stated Ankie Spitzer, widow of fencing coach Andre Spitzer.  A Place of Mourning in the Olympic Village incorporates two stones from ancient Olympia encased in glass. It will continue to be a feature at all Olympic Games.  (Israel21c.org)
Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio.  Click here.
Israel’s Olympic Delegation – Larger than ever.  Click here.
Jewish Olympic Medalists.  Click here.

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