IOC Rejects Minute of Silence

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17:  A general view of the Olympic Rings at the Aquatic Centre during previews ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Park on July 17, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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    There will not be a minute of silence to mark the 40th anniversary of the killing of 11 Israeli nationals at the Munich Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said Saturday. “We feel that the opening ceremony is an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic incident,” Rogge said of the proposed commemoration of the 1972 attack by Palestinian gunmen. Politicians in countries including the United States, Germany, and Israel have asked the Olympic Committee to reconsider incorporating a minute of silence into the opening ceremony, to be held in London on Friday.

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