Aly Raisman reveals the score for her gold medal-winning routine at the Olympics was a tribute to victims of the 1972 Munich Games massacre

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    Aug 10, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    Aly Raisman reveals the score for her gold medal-winning routine at the Olympics was a tribute to victims of the 1972 Munich Games massacre

    * Aly, from Massachusetts, she said it made her gold even more special
    * She performed to Hava Nagila, a traditional Jewish score used for weddings and bat mitzvah

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2185361/Olympics-2012-U-S-gymnast-Aly-Raisman-reveals-gold-medal-winning-routine-tribute-1972-Munch-Games-massacre.html

    The 18-year-old said choosing Hava Nagila- a traditional score used for wedding dances and bat mitzvah - was a response to the International Olympic Committee's failure to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy.

    Eleven Israeli athletes were killed during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in the now infamous Palestinian terrorist attack. Only recently it has been revealed German neo-Nazis helped them.

    A campaign was launched by Israeli officials and the widow of one of the victims for a minute's silence during the opening ceremony but IOC president Jacques Rogge ruled that out.

    President Obama also threw his support behind the call for a commemoration of the massacre at the London Olympics.

    NBC's Bob Costas also blasted the decision, saying it was 'insensitive' and held his own moment of silence when Israeli athletes marched into the Olympic Stadium.

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    Aug 10, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Nice tribute. Very fitting.

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    Aug 14, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
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    Palestinian official Jibril Rajoub recently thanked the International Olympic Committee for refusing to hold a minute of silence in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by PLO terrorists at the Munich Olympic games in 1972, saying that such a commemoration would have been “racism.”