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August 7, 2012 9:11 am

Munich Widows Attack Rogge at Official Commemoration Ceremony

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Dr. Jacques Rogge, President of International Olympics Committee. Photo: Jack Wallace.

The JC – Two of the Munich massacre widows, Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, made a bitter personal attack on the International Olympics Committee president, Jacques Rogge, at the official Guildhall ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 murders of 11 Israeli athletes.

Before a nearly 1,000-strong audience, Mrs Romano, widow of the weightlifter Yosef Romano, declared to Dr Rogge: “You will be written down in the pages of history as a former athlete, who became a president, and violated the Olympic Charter calls for brotherhood, friendship and peace…your way is the way of ignoring and denial. Remember, the very last breaths of our loved ones were taken under the five Olympic rings, which are still bleeding.”

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