Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Munich Olympic Massacre


Forty years ago, the International Olympics movement was stained in blood by terrorism by by one day in September during the second week of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. In the second week of the XX Summer Olympiad, a group of Palestinian terrorists known as Black September killed two Israeli athletes and took nine Olympians hostage. None of the Israeli hostages returned home alive.

During the five hour Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics, they could not find one minute to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Munich Massacre.

But the victims have not been forgotten. Nor the brutality of the terrorism.

READ MORE at the District of Calamity blog.

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Posted on July 27, 2012, in History, News, Politics, World and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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