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They are the Munich 11.  In 1972, armed terrorists broke into Munich's olympic village, took them hostage and murdered them.  These terrorists violated everything the Olympics stands for: emphasizing our common humanity and seeking to build bridges of peace understanding through competition of sport.

Why is the International Olympic Committee so afraid to honor the memories of these men with a simple moment of silence?

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Today, all that is asked is that they be remembered with a moment of silence.  As Ankie Spitzer, the widow of Andrei Spitzer explains (full transcript of video here):


I am asking for one minute of silence for the memory of the eleven Israeli athletes, coaches and referees murdered at the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich. Just one minute — at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and at every Olympic Game, to promote peace.

These men were sons; fathers; uncles; brothers; friends; teammates; athletes. They came to Munich in 1972 to play as athletes in the Olympics; they came in peace and went home in coffins, killed in the Olympic Village and during hostage negotiations.

Please join the many others and tell the International Olympic Committee that you support a moment of silence to remember the Munich 11 and sign the change.org petition calling on the IOC to reverse course.

Todah (Thank you).

5:54 PM PT: And please, if you have the opportunity, see One Day in September, an Academy Award-winning documentary about the events in Munich.


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