In just a few moments, Olympic Stadium will take center stage, and the eyes of the world will be focused on the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The ceremonies promise to be a sight unlike any we have seen before, making it a truly iconic moment in Olympic history.
It was during these few moments of global concentration that two Israeli widows were hoping to honor the fallen members of Israel’s 1972 Olympic team, but instead, International Olympic Chief, Jacques Rogge has denied their plea.
The widows had presented the IOC with a petition supported by more than 100,000 signatures, asking for a moment of silence during the Opening Ceremonies to reflect upon the horror that transpired under the Olympic flag that flew over Munich, Germany, in 1972. Between the petition, the widows, and the historic significance, this should be the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the 11 Israeli Olympians who were killed after being isolated and kidnapped by a group of Palestinian militants
Unfortunately, Rogge does not feel the same way.