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  • Concerns over Safety at Olympics Brings Up Ghost of Munich Massacre

    The Palestinians are reportedly considering a Muslim and Arab boycott of this summer’s Olympic Games here because of memorial to the Israelis killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. The claim in the Palestinian publication Al Hayat al-Jadida of a boycott over the memorial, which was dedicated in October, was subsequently denied by the Palestinians’… More ▸

  • Munich Olympics Mastermind Not Allowed into the West Bank

    Bowing to German pressure, outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Israel’s security services Sunday to prevent the entry into the West Bank of Mohammad Daoud Odeh, who is responsible for the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre in which II Israeli athletes were murdered. The premier also ordered that the VIP card of Daoud Odeh, who goes… More ▸

  • Olympics to Accommodate Religious

    Organizers of the next Olympic Games are making plans to accommodate observant Jewish athletes. The are slated to take place here in September 2000. The Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games has agreed to provide accommodations in the Olympic village for a rabbi over Shabbat and the Jewish New Year, said Sandy Hollway, chief… More ▸

  • Soviet Emigres Make Up Israeli Team at the Olympics

    Call it the Soviet connection. All three athletes representing Israel at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, which opens this weekend, have roots in the former Soviet Union — and two were actually born there. The ice dancing duo of Galit Chayat, 23, and Sergei Sakanovsky, 22, will join Misha Shmerkin, who participated in… More ▸

  • Jewish Athletes Recall Ordeal of Nazi-hosted 1936 Olympics

    To Germany’s Jews, Gretel Bergmann was a symbol of flickering hope on a rapidly darkening landscape. To the Nazis, she was a propaganda tool. Intent on avoiding an international boycott of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Germany coerced Bergmann onto its track and field team and held her up to the world as evidence that it… More ▸

  • French Olympics Team Cancels Ballet in Wake of Jewish Protest

    A water ballet that France’s synchronized-swimming team was to perform at the Olympics in Atlanta next month has been canceled after Jewish groups protested its theme – the Holocaust. The controversy broke out after the sports daily L’Equipe revealed that the water balled would feature swimmers goose-stepping into the pool and mimicking the arrival of… More ▸

  • ‘palestine’ Olympics Team Sparks Renewed Controversy

    With the opening ceremonies for the Summer Olympics less than six weeks away, the controversy over an officially recognized team from “Palestine” has sparked new protests. A delegation of athletes from “Palestine,” as the team is designated in the Atlanta Committee on the Olympics Games’ official publications, is competing in the summer games. The Anti-Defamation… More ▸

  • 7 Relatives of Israeli Athletes Slain in ’72 Munich Olympics Sue

    Seven relatives of the Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics by Palestinian terrorists have filed suit against the governments of Germany and Bavaria. A Munich court will next month hear the claim, in which the families demand $27.2 million in compensation. In October, the same court threw out of compensation suit from 22… More ▸

  • Monument Unveiled Honoring Massacre Victims at Olympics

    On the eve of the signing of the Interim Agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis, a monument unveiling halfway around the world served as a reminder of the darkest days of Palestinian terrorism. Near the site of the 1972 massacre that took the lives of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, a monument… More ▸

  • Germany to Honor 11 Israelis Killed at 1972 Munich Olympics

    Israeli and German Jewish officials have dropped their plans to boycott the dedication ceremony of a monument honoring the 11 Israeli athletes killed in a terror attack during the 1972 Munich Olympic games. The officials lifted their boycott of next week’s ceremony after the German Olympic Committee assured them that the plaque on the monument… More ▸