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FIFTY YEARS AGO: VISIONS OF HATE


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...,er, EIGHT (1973)

 Fifty years ago on this day at the 1972 Summer Olympics the Women's Artistic Gymnastics program was concluded. For his segment to the '73 documentary - entitled "The Women", director Michael Pfleghar had focused cinematographer Ernst Wild's cameras at the All-Around champion, Ludmilla Tourischeva, gaining her the official movie poster's photo as well. 

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 Nevertheless, the final day of that competition belonged to a teammate of Tourischeva's, Olga Korbut, who dazzled with her suppleness of spine and derring-do:

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 The Munchkin of Munich was such the proverbial darling of those Games that her silver performance in the above event prompted spectator jeers for a higher score despite having committed at least one error in execution.

 That mild display of ugliness was nothing in comparison to what was soon to follow as the colorful pageantry of the Munich Olympics would go very black:

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Just read this today...

Families of Israelis Killed at Munich Olympics Reach Compensation Deal - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

"DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The German government has reached an agreement with the families of 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian militants at the Munich Olympics in 1972, the Israeli and German governments announced on Wednesday.

The families had said they would boycott a memorial service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the attack over insufficient financial compensation.

The sum offered in this latest round of compensation is 28 million euros (about $28.1 million), according to the Israeli officials. The bulk of the money comes from federal coffers, but the state of Bavaria and the city of Munich have chipped in, in recognition of their roles in the tragedy."

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17 minutes ago, Hellzapoppin said:

Just read this today...

Families of Israelis Killed at Munich Olympics Reach Compensation Deal - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

"DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The German government has reached an agreement with the families of 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian militants at the Munich Olympics in 1972, the Israeli and German governments announced on Wednesday.

The families had said they would boycott a memorial service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the attack over insufficient financial compensation.

The sum offered in this latest round of compensation is 28 million euros (about $28.1 million), according to the Israeli officials. The bulk of the money comes from federal coffers, but the state of Bavaria and the city of Munich have chipped in, in recognition of their roles in the tragedy."

Not Germany but Israel should be the ones paying them with the money confiscated from Palestinians. Israel is the sole aggregator of the incident and should be held responsible.

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1 hour ago, Sukhov said:

Not Germany but Israel should be the ones paying them with the money confiscated from Palestinians. Israel is the sole aggregator of the incident and should be held responsible.

I'm not wading into this one.  I just quoted the NYT article.  One thought though, who is getting the money 50 years later?  Maybe now grown children?  Parents of the athletes would be pretty damn old now.  

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