Israeli athletes marched at the Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday with black handkerchiefs in their pockets to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre.
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The gesture came after International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge had refused pleas to stage a minute's silence in memory of the 11 victims of the killings carried out 40 years ago by Palestinian militants.
Rogge had said that making such a gesture during the ceremony would politicize the event.
However, he did hold an impromptu minute's silence when he toured the Athletes' Village on Monday.