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Profiles in History: Anti-Israel Hatred, the Ugly Side of the Olympics

The Rio 2016 games are now history, and so are the amazing athletic feats the world witnessed. Unfortunately, the Olympics also had a nastier side, which was broadcast on live TV for everyone to see. 1,896 more words

Egyptian judoka sent home from Rio Olympics after Israeli handshake snub

RIO DE JANEIRO – Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. 70 more words

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Israel demands ceremony at each Olympics for athletes murdered in 1972

RIO DE JANEIRO – Israel on Sunday demanded a commemoration for its athletes killed at the 1972 Olympics at each Games opening ceremony, telling the International Olympic Committee “a black flag” will always fly over its multi-sports event. 85 more words

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TDISH: A Terrible Case of Mistaken Identity

From late August into early September, 1972, the world gathered as it does every four years to celebrate peace and sport.  This time the gathering was to be held in Munich, West Germany.  294 more words

This Date In Strange History

Dave Wottle and Cap-Gate: An Innocent Race in Realpolitik Times

You couldn’t miss him. In the finals of the 800 meter race at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, he was the only one wearing a cap. 581 more words

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Lasse Virén and the Double-Double

When you fall in a highly competitive race, it’s over for you, particularly for sprinters. But even in long-distance foot races, falling not only places you way in the back of the pack, it becomes a psychological burden as you see your competitors fly by you. 384 more words

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Remembering John Lennon: All They Were Saying in Munich Was Give Peace a Chance

Today in Japan, it is December 9, but in the US, it is still December 8, the day John Lennon was murdered, the day the music died. 170 more words

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