Munich massacre widows: IOC memorial a PR stunt

July 23, 2012 19:08


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The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) surprise memorial for the victims of the Munich massacre at the Olympic village in London was a public relations stunt, said bereaved family members on Monday.

Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, the widows of Israeli athletes slain by Palestinians terrorists at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, told The Jerusalem Post they were outraged by  the "spontaneous" ceremony at the Olympic village held earlier in the day, calling it a ruse intended to deflect criticism.

"He is trying to do the bare minimum," said Romano over the phone, referring to IOC President Jacques Rogge. "This is shameful."

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