And so the Games of the XXX Olympiad are done. And, to the end, Jacques
Rogue Rogge and the IOC continued to stonewall the families of the Munich 11: Israeli athletes savagely murdered at the XX Olympiad in Munich in 1972.
For almost 40 years now, the families have asked for a moment of silence at the Opening Ceremonies in memory of 11 athletes killed by Palestinian terrorists.
But, in the end, the IOC’s shameful silence doesn’t much matter.
Oh, in one very important way, of course, it matters hugely. It leaves the families of the murdered men with an aching open wound that will not heal. Guri Weinberg, son of slaughtered wrestler Moshe Weinberg, tells in a haunting article of a 1996 meeting of Munich widows and orphans with Alex Gilady, senior vice president of NBC Sports and a member of the IOC: