According to an interview given by Thomas Bach, the Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, the threats to boycott the opening ceremony made by Arab states in the event of an official minute of silence, have led the IOC to mark the 40 year anniversary in other ways, including a minute of silence on Monday inside the Olympic Village, led by IOC President Jacques Rogge.Imagine that: it looks like the Olympic Committee was right all along--it is political!
The Arab boycott “had been a possibility, according to some of our advice”, Bach said according to Israel’s Channel 2 news.
So the issue was just whether the OIC was going to cave into threats.
And we have our answer.
Technorati Tag: Israel and London Olympics and Munich Massacre.