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Olympic Terrorism / Memorial Service #22694

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 06, 1972
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(Studio) Olympic games, suspended after tragedy, resume today. Memorial service held for Israeli team victims.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Munich, West Germany) 80,000 Olympic fans attend memorial service for 11 Israeli athletes slain during abortive attempt by Palestinian guerrillas to gain release of Arabs held prisoner in Israel. Munich Philharmonic plays Beethoven's Eroica Symphony. Surviving members Israeli team to return home. Arab athletes do not attend. [Israeli team chief Shmuel LALKIN - says athletes of Israel will continue to participate in future Olympics despite abominable crime.] [Olympic committee chairperson Avery BRUNDAGE - says world will not allow a handful of terrorists to destroy nucleus of international cooperation and good will. Games must go on.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Howard K.

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