Canada’s House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion from Liberal MP Irwin
Cotler to hold a moment of silence at the 2012 London Olympics in memory of the
terror attack and resulting deaths of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches during the
1972 Munich Games.
This summer’s Olympics in London mark the 40th
anniversary of the attack.
“Civil society groups and political leaders
around the world have been calling on the International Olympic Committee to
hold a moment of silence at the opening ceremony of the London Games,” said
Cotler. “I am delighted that the Canadian Parliament is the first to unanimously
support this call.”