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Bob Costas plans to honor '72 Israelis

Updated: July 23, 2012, 6:25 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas says he plans his own on-air commemoration this week of Israelis killed in Munich 40 years ago despite the refusal of Olympic authorities to do so during Friday's opening ceremony for the London Game.

A bid to honor the athletes and coaches killed by Palestinian gunmen during the 1972 games with a moment of silence has gained momentum recently, even drawing President Barack Obama's support.

Costas, who called the International Olympic Committee's ...

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