Israel has asked the International Olympic Committee for a minute´s
silence at the opening ceremony for the London games in July to
remember its athletes killed at the Munich games in 1972, the foreign
ministry said on Tuesday.
"Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has written officially to the
IOC asking that the 2012 games in London open with a minute´s silence
remembering the members of the Israeli squad killed at the 1972 games
in Munich," a ministry statement said.
A spectacular hostage-taking by Palestinian militants from the Black
September organisation at the Olympic Village that year climaxed in
the killing of 11 Israelis and a German policeman as well as five