Obama says yes to Olympic tribute
July 19th, 2012
06:06 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama says yes to Olympic tribute

(CNN) - President Barack Obama supports a proposed tribute at the London Olympics to honor the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches killed at the 1972 games in Munich.

“Yes, we absolutely support the campaign for a minute of silence at the Olympics to honor the Israeli athletes killed in Munich,” said National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor.


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  1. Myviewis

    Hey, I was there and it was very sad.

    July 19, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    A minute of silence is appropriate, and our president once again does the right thing. It sure beats any right wingnut flying in and saying "Mission Accomplished."

    July 19, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I agree with you Mr. President because the Romney's show horse isn't acceptable tribute to the Israelis who died.

    July 19, 2012 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  4. xaton

    Good thing Mit Romney took a leave of absence to save the American Olympics and preserve it as we know it today huh Mr. Barry? Can we ALL applaud what Mr. Romney did for the Olympics and thus for the country Mr. Barry?

    Oh wait you couldn't do that could you Mr. Barry, that would mean you would have to apologize for the fraud comment. So silly of me.

    July 19, 2012 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    I say yes, on Obama12.

    July 19, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  6. wayne

    why is this a story, isn't big bad Mr. Obama getting his name in the news enough. come on its the olympics games 40 years ago and Mr Obama is approving the tribute for the murdered athletes, like it wouldn't go on without his approval. what role does he have in running the Olympics? none. or is this another attempt to comoflage his heatred isreal? or is he still attempting to impress the nobel prize committy.

    July 19, 2012 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    That is a good idea. The fact that the Olympic committee didn't do any kind of tribute is disturbing, but it shows the Arabs have such control over the committee. How sad that they can't face the fact that the Israelis are here to stay and have the right to exist.

    July 19, 2012 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  8. lies from obama (and mabye his father)

    At least he is doing somthing for Isreal.

    July 20, 2012 02:15 am at 2:15 am |