Israeli competitors at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972
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Rio 2016: Widow welcomes Munich massacre memorial

The killing of 11 members of the Israeli team at the Munich Games of 1972 remains the darkest chapter in Olympic history.

They died after being taken hostage by Palestinian militants inside the Olympic village.

Now for the first time the International Olympic Committee is hosting an official memorial to the victims.

It marks the culmination of a 44-year campaign led by Ankie Spitzer. Her husband Andre was one of the 11 who lost their lives.

  • 02 Aug 2016