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July 21, 2012 9:39 pm

Olympic Committee President Rejects Latest Calls for Minute’s Silence

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Aerial photo of the Olympic Park main stadium and Orbit tower under construction. Photo: Baldboris.

ESPN – LONDON — International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge won’t budge: There will be no minute’s silence for the Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich massacre at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

Rogge rejected the latest calls Saturday for a special observance to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian gunmen at the Munich Games.

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