1972 Olympics

Rio Pays Tribute To 11 Israeli Victims Of ’72 Munich Olympic Massacre

08/15/2016 - 10:18

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, Brazilian senior officials joined sports activists from Israel and elsewhere at a commemoration of the 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.

The 11 Israeli victims of the massacre at the ’72 Munich Olympics. (JTA)

NBC's Costas Gives Israeli Athletes 12 Seconds Of On-Air Silence As Olympics Begin

07/28/2012 - 20:00

Sportscaster Bob Costas remembered the 11 Israelis killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics on air as the Israeli delegation entered the Olympic stadium in London.

Reflecting on the 1972 Olympics

06/25/2012 - 20:00
Robert Gluck
Forty years ago, Palestinian “Black September” terrorists murdered 11 Israeli team members during the Olympic Games in Munich. Although the International Olympic Committee (IOC) declined Israel’s request for a moment of silence at this summer’s London games, there are scholars working to ensure that the 1972 tragedy isn’t forgotten. One such expert is David Clay Large, a professor of history at Montana State University and author of the book Munich 1972: Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games.
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