Israel has asked the International Olympic Committee for a minute's silence at the opening ceremony for the London games in July to remember its athletes killed at the Munich games in 1972, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
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"Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has written officially to the IOC asking that the 2012 games in London open with a minute's silence remembering the members of the Israeli squad killed at the 1972 games in Munich," a ministry statement said.
A spectacular hostage-taking by Palestinian militants from the Black September organisation at the Olympic Village that year climaxed in the killing of 11 Israelis and a German policeman as well as five militants.
The London games open on July 27 and run to August 12.