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Avery Brundage
Should IOC honor slain Israeli athletes?

Silence is golden Shannon Owens Orlando Sentinel These days, silence holds just as much power — and maybe more — in sports than words. Perhaps that is why the International Olympic Committee president dug his feet in the ground against honoring the slain Israeli athletes from the Munich Olympics massacre in 1972. But in this case, silence could not be more appropriate in honoring the victims of a heinous act. That the IOC would fear this as a political stance borders on absurdness. In the Olympic spirit, competitors should be allowed a moment of silence to honor those who lost their opportunity to compete to an evil hand. Honoring a life is not a political act. It's...

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