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July 22, 2012 9:23 am

NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas to Recognize Slain Israeli Athletes at Olympics

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Sportscaster Bob Costas (right) interviews President George W. Bush at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Photo: White House.

Responding to the International Olympic Committee’s refusal to hold a moment of silence at this summer’s London games for the 40th anniversary of 11 Israeli team members killed by Palestinian terrorists in Munich, sportscaster Bob Costas said he will recognize the Israelis when he covers the Olympics for NBC.

“I intend to note that the IOC denied the request,” Costas told The Hollywood Reporter. “Many people find that denial more than puzzling but insensitive. Here’s a minute of silence right now.”

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