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Tuesday, 9 November 2004


The Israeli Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom, has asked the organisers of the 2008 Beijing Olympics to commemorate the Israeli athletes murdered during the 1972 Munich Games.

Eleven members of the Israeli team were murdered in Munich in 1972 by terrorists.

Shalom made the request, to the Beijing Vice Mayor Liu Jingmin, on the basis of the $250M worth of construction work being done by Israeli companies for the 2008 Games.

Shalom has asked that the murders be mentioned and commemorated at the 2008 Games, for the first time.

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