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Memories of the Munich's massacre at the Olympics of Rio

Brazilian and Israeli officials will lead a ceremony to honour the victims of the massacre at Munich 1972 during this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The ceremony is scheduled to be held on August 14 at Rio City Hall and due to be attended by the widows of weightlifter Yossef Romano and fencing coach Andre Spitzer. It is remarkable that candles will by lit during the ceremony as a tribute to the victims.

We must remind that a total of 11 Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and then killed during the Olympic Games of 1972 in Munich, along with a German police officer, by the Palestinian group Black September.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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