Aly Raisman stated that using the score, Hava Nagila was in response to the IOC’s failure to commemorate the attacks in Munich in 1972. For those who don’t know, 11 Israeli athletes were killed in the Olympic games in Munich, by Palestinian terrorists. They came to the Olympics to achieve their…
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“The Italian Olympic team at the London Olympic Games made a noble gesture Sunday and stood in silence outside the quarters of the Israeli team, in memory of the 11 athletes slain in the Munich Olympics 40 years ago, Voice of Israel radio reported Sunday. About 30 Italians were present at the ceremony, including Italy’s Minister of Sport, the heads of the Italian Olympic Committee and athletes. Israeli Olympic Committee head Tzvi Varshaviak and Olympic delegation leader Efraim Zinger also took part.”
“So much for the Olympic spirit. Just days after U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon announced the traditional Olympic Truce – for people and nations to ‘set aside their differences’ during London 2012 – news emerged that the one Iranian athlete likely to face an Israeli in competition has withdrawn with a ‘gut infection.’”
“The Lebanese judo team at the 2012 London Olympics refused to practice next to the Israeli one on Friday afternoon, and a makeshift barrier was erected to split their gym into two halves.”
“An Olympic facility for horse racing and BMX cycling competitions is being built in Israel for the first time.”
The facility will be completed in two years.
Israeli gymnast Alexander Shatilov (second from right) on Saturday claimed a bronze medal in the World Gymnastics Championships held in Tokyo, repeating his 2009 achievement.
(Courtesy of YNet News)
Jordan handed an automatic 3-0 win over Iran for the 2012 Olympics.Source: yoavbentzruya