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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Page: 7911

Olympic Games Terrorist Attack

Debate resumed on the motion:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) tragically, at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, 11 members of the Israeli team were murdered in a terrorist attack;

(b) the impact of this event has been seared on world consciousness; and

(c) for 40 years, the families of those murdered have asked the International Olympic Committee to observe a minute of silence, in their memory, at each Olympic Games, and this request is being made with respect to the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London; and

(2) calls on the International Olympic Committee to observe one minute’s silence at the 2012 Olympic Games in honour of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Question agreed to.