Ankie Spitzer, wife of murdered Israeli Olympian Andrei Spitzer asked for one minute of silence in memory of the eleven Israeli athletes, coaches and referees murdered at the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich. Just one minute - to promote peace.
As of now, 22,291 signed her petition at change.org.
And the London Olympic committee said no.
From the J Post:
“The IOC has paid tribute to the memory of the athletes who tragically died in Munich in 1972 on several occasions and will continue to do so,” Emmanuelle Moreau, IOC head of media relations, told the Post. “However, we do not foresee any commemoration during the opening ceremony of the London Games.”
Moreau insisted that “The memory of the victims is not fading away. One thing is certain, we will never forget.”