The media, she said, should follow the lead of NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who has pledged to hold his own on-air minute of silence.
“Silence your microphones for a minute in memory of our loved ones and to condemn terrorism,” she said.
A petition asking the IOC to hold a minute of silence during the opening ceremony on Friday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the attack has been signed by 105,000 people from over 100 countries and was supported by American President Barack Obama.
The families were “very hurt” by his decision, she added. “Maybe his conscience is bothering him.”