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Israeli Minister Limor Livnat Gives Minute's Silence for Munich Victims: IOC's Rogge Refused

The Israeli sport and culture minister, Limor Livnat, who stood during the opening ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games to give a minute's silence for the 11 Israeli athletes who were killed by Palestinian militants during the Munich 1972 games, is being praised on the streets of Jerusalem. Despite strong backing of the campaign to hold a commemorative minute's silence for the athletes who were killed, IOC President Jacques Rogge rejected the requests. However, a minute's silence was held in the athletes' village earlier in the week.
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