Memorializing the Munich 11.
Israelis remember Munich massacre
While the official Olympic movement continues to ignore their pain, Israelis marked the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre with a modest service yesterday.
Prayers were read for the 11 murdered Israelis and wreaths were laid for them, in the atrium of a London apartment building some six kilometers from the Olympic Stadium.
Israeli Olympic Committee secretary general Efraim Zinger says "it's been 40 years since that dreadful day and I hope that the day will come that the IOC will recognize all 11 athletes as victims, and find the proper way to commemorate their memory."
Neither the IOC nor the London Organizing Committee was represented at yesterday's makeshift memorial service, where a plaque featuring the victims' names was unveiled.