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The 1972 Olympics
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Relatives of Israelis slain in an attack by Palestinian gunmen during the 1972 Olympics in Munich marked its 40th anniversary on Wednesday with Israeli and German officials at the air base where most of the 12 victims died, even as bitterness lingers over authorities' botched response.
The Olympics motto is "Faster, Higher, Stronger," but it should be "Dominated, Captured, Enslaved." The official motto may apply to the athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games in London -- at least those who uphold the motto by not cheating or letting politics, religion or ideology blight the competition -- but it certainly doesn't apply to the games themselves. The Olympics have been dominated, captured and enslaved by Islamists, and as a result, Olympic ideals have been tarnished forever.
For 15-year-old Esther Stroy, it was more than the world's best summer vacation. It was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Israel is on alert for plots to kill more Israelis overseas, after speculation that last week's deadly bombing of an Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria was a rehearsal for a spectacular attack on Israel's Olympics team, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhahu said Sunday.
British police managed to smuggle a fake bomb into Olympic Park in a security test, overshadowing a special Cabinet meeting Monday at the park that marked 200 days until the Summer Games begin.
The son of two Olympic athletes, Leander Paes always knew he would follow in his parents' footsteps. Vece Paes won the bronze medal in the 1972 Olympics in Munich as a member of India's field hockey team, while Jennifer Paes played for the Indian basketball team.
She flipped a pancake on Shrove Tuesday _ and somehow it even landed back in the pan.
As Israeli and Palestinian negotiators prepare for the first direct negotiations since 2008, the Jewish state is braced for one of the most difficult diplomatic months in its history.