Bob Costas Will Have A Moment Of Silence For 40th Anniversary Of Slain Israeli Olympians

The International Olympic Committee may have refused to honor those killed by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics, but NBC’s lead anchor for the 2012 London Olympics isn’t letting that stop him. From The New York Post

Those calling for a moment of silence at next week’s Olympics to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich terrorist massacre of Israeli athlete-hostages have just picked up key support.

First, NBC’s lead Olympics anchor, Bob Costas, said he’ll publicly call out the International Olympics Committee for refusing the request.

And, Costas added, if the IOC fails to allow a moment of silence during next Friday’s opening ceremonies, he’ll hold one instead on NBC’s telecast as the Israeli team enters the arena.

“I intend to note that the IOC denied the request,” he said. “Many people find that denial more than puzzling, but insensitive, [so] here’s a minute of silence right now.”

That’s a nice move from Costas, or as The Post calls it “a class act.”

Update (July 27, 2012): Costas did carry through on his promise.

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