The Official Memorial Ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the 1972 Olympic Ganes in Munich and the tragic murder of 11 Israeli athletes will take place during the Olympic Games. For security reasons, the event will be by invitation only and is being hosted by the Embassy of Israel, UJIA, the JCLG, and the Israeli Olympic Association.
Minute of Silence at the 2012 London Olympics
Tell the International Olympic Committee: 40 Years is Enough!
At the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, eleven members of the Israeli team were murdered. For forty years their families have asked the International Olympic Committee to observe a minute of silence, in their memory. Please help us by signing our petition.
All we are asking for is 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 Games, 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.
The families of the Munich 11 have worked for four decades to obtain recognition of the Munich massacre from the International Olympic Committee. Repeatedly, these requests have been turned down. The 11 murdered athletes were members of the Olympic family; we feel they should be remembered within the framework of the Olympic Games.
Silence is a fitting tribute for athletes who lost their lives on the Olympic stage. Silence contains no statements, assumptions or beliefs and requires no understanding of language to interpret.
40 years is long enough to wait, so please go to our petition and sign it NOW and please ask your friends to do likewise.