The new IOC president Thomas Bach, has the anti-terrorism guts former president Jacques Rogge lacked.
Israeli, Brazilian and Olympic officials will be attending a memorial ceremony Sunday evening for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches slain by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics (pictured above). The commemoration at Rio De Janeiro city hall will be attended by family members of the Israeli victims and Olympic officials from Israel and Brazil. Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev and Israel’s new consul general to San Paulo, Dori Goren, will represent the Israeli government at the event.
Almost two weeks earlier on August 3rd led by its president Thomas Bach,the OIC held a memorial service, moment of silence, and dedicated a monument to the massacred Israelis. His predecessor Jacques Rogge was too frightened to have even a moment of silence.
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The 2012 London Games represented the 40th anniversary of that horrible massacre in Munich. Throughout the world (except for the Arab Nations of course) there were calls for a moment of silence to remember the slaughtered eleven athletes, but to no avail, Rogge was a coward who didn’t do the right thing because he was afraid to upset the Arab/Muslim states.
The organisation [International Olympic Committee or IOC] and its president Jacques Rogge have been subject to intense criticism from across the international community for its continued refusal to honour the 11 Israel Olympians murdered at the 1972 Munich Games with a minute’s silence to mark the 40th anniversary of the killings, in what has been presented as a “humanitarian” gesture.
Munich widow Ankie Spitzer spearheaded the campaign by launching an online protest, which has since garnered support from across political spectrums in several countries including Israel, Canada, the UK, Australia, the US, Belgium and Germany.
According to Mrs. Spitzer, when she met with IOC president in person, Rogge protested his inability to act saying his hands were tied by admission of 46 Arab and Muslim members to the IOC. “No,” Spitzer she responded, “my husband’s hands were tied, not yours.”
In 1972 when the massacre took place, the IOC refused to delay or cancel the games to recognize the murder of the eleven Israeli athletes. Forty years later, the International Olympic Committee reconfirmed its message to the world, Jewish blood doesn’t matter –we will not do what’s right because we are afraid of upsetting anti-Semites in the Muslim world.
Along with the ceremony Sunday evening, on 8/3 the IOC unveiled a memorial to those eleven athletes in the Olympic village…