Olympic brain trust taken to task
June 15, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
Why does it take the concerted effort of hundreds of thousands of caring individuals, plus the intervention of the government of Canada, to try to coerce the recalcitrant brain trust of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold a minute of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich?
The savagely premeditated actions by Yasser Arafat’s Black September outlaws were witnessed by perhaps a billion viewers.
The fact that such a memorial is not already held is a shameful reminder of the OIC’s moral priorities. The monumental indifference and silence of this quasi-august athletic committee raises many stark questions as to its integrity and honour.
Victor Redlick, Toronto, ON