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IOC declines Israel's request

Updated: May 17, 2012, 11:30 AM ET
Associated Press

JERUSALEM -- Israeli officials were angry Thursday after the International Olympic Committee denied their request to hold a special tribute to the 11 Israeli team members killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games.

Deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon had asked the IOC to open this year's Games in London with a minute of silence to honor the slain Israeli athletes and coaches on the 40th anniversary of the massacre.

But in a written response to Ayalon, IOC president ...

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