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1 Minute for Munich: Friday 27 July, 2012, 11 AM


The following was written by Ben Roback, ‘Minute For Munich’ Campaign Coordinator.

As you are aware, there have been a number of campaigns urging the IOC to hold a minutes’ silence during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics.

Unfortunately the IOC has decided against this commemoration. So, the Zionist Federation UK is inviting you to join us in remembering the 11 murdered Israeli Athletes.

On the morning of the Opening Ceremony, 27th July, we are asking people all over the world to stop for one minute and stand in silence as a personal tribute to those who lost their lives in the 1972 Munich Massacre. Wherever you may be and whatever you may be doing, please join us and stand in silence for one minute in silence as we remember.

We will also be holding a short memorial service that will be streamed live via a webcast from 10.45am (GMT+1). You will be able to view this at www.minuteformunich.org.

This is a truly worldwide event – wherever you are in the world at 11am on July 27th, we are inviting you to take part in a minute of silence.

If you are part of an organisation, email minutesilence@zfuk.org to see how you can get involved.

For more information: www.minuteformunich.org

Join our Facebook eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/265885086858201/

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  1. I hope one athlete, any athlete has the gumption to do what Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Peter Norman did in ’68. In this case, stand for an extra minute after their particular national anthem has been played, in solidarity with their murdered and fallen brother Olympians.