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    July 11, 2018 10:18 PM PDT

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- IOC President Thomas Bach led a mourning ceremony Wednesday for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches slain at the 1972 Munich Olympics, a tribute that a widow of one of the victims said brought closure for the families. Cheap Rick Leonard Jersey .Bach, his voice cracking with emotion, read out of the names of each of the 11 Israelis and the German policeman who died after a raid by Palestinian gunmen in the athletes village in Munich, the worst terror attack in Olympic history.With two widows of the victims and several current Israeli team members looking on, Bach said the Munich massacre was an attack not only on our fellow Olympians but also an assault on the values that the Olympic Village stands for.Bach led a minute of silence during the inauguration of a place of mourning in the athletes village in Rio de Janeiro. He hugged Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, the widows of fencing coach Andre Spitzer and weightlifter Yossef Romano.Bach also read out of the name of Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian luger killed in a training crash on the eve of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.Families of the Munich victims have campaigned for years for greater public recognition for the dead from the International Olympic Committee. The IOC faced criticism for refusing to hold a moment of silence for the Israeli victims during the opening of the 2012 London Games, 40 years after the attack.We waited for this for 44 years, to have this remembrance and recognition of our loved ones who were killed so brutally in Munich, Ankie Spitzer said Wednesday. We wanted them to be really accepted as members of the Olympic family. Now that President Bach had a minute of silence in the Olympic village, calling out the names of our loves ones, this is closure for us.I cannot explain how emotional I am, how much this means for us.Romano said: I never believed its going to come after 44 years. This is a moment of history.The mourning area inaugurated Wednesday is located in a quiet outdoor spot in the village where athletes can remember family, friends and others who have died.The ceremony was attended by athletes in Israeli, German and Georgian team uniforms. The memorial includes two stones from Ancient Olympia in Greece and the inscription: We will always remember you forever in our hearts. Cheap New Orleans Saints Jerseys.J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. Cheap Will Clapp Jersey .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. . Datsyuk will miss Tuesdays game against New Jersey and could be sidelined longer, while Cleary will likely miss at least the next three games. Its been an injury-plagued season for Datsyuk, who has suited up for just 39 games. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brad Miller called it a punch to the gut that newly acquired Matt Duffy has been anointed to replace him as the Tampa Bay Rays starting shortstop.Obviously pretty disappointing, Miller said before Tuesdays night game against Kansas City. They said him playing shortstop was our best chance to win. Ive been playing very well and I feel like Ive only gotten better.Duffy was part of a four-player trade that sent pitcher Matt Moore to San Francisco on Monday.Miller has been told that he will primarily get playing time at first base once Duffy comes back from a minor league rehab assignment for a left Achilles strain llater this month. Cheap Natrell Jamerson Jersey. m a professional, Miller said. Im a young player and I have to do whatever they say.Miller entered Tuesday hitting .250 with 17 homers and 39 RBIs. He has made 13 errors.We talked with Brad, and he handled it like a pro, Rays manager Kevin Cash?said. Obviously theres some disappointment in there. He takes a lot of pride, a lot of passion in being a major league shortstop. We felt its best for the organization to get him over at first and allow Duffy the opportunity to play short. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '