Bob Costas Plans Munich Nod After IOC Rejection

The International Olympic Committee denied a request last week for a moment of silence at Friday night's Opening Ceremony to honor the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Games. NBC's Bob Costas told the Hollywood Reporter that he plans to note the IOC's decision while announcing the entrance of the Israeli Olympic team during Friday's Olympic coverage. IOC President Jacques Rogge, who said that the Opening Ceremony was not the appropriate atmosphere to recall such a tragedy, offered a moment of silence Monday during an Olympic Village ceremony, which drew about 100 people. President Obama, Mitt Romney, lawmakers from both parties, as well as a number of foreign leaders, including the German foreign minister and Israel's prime minister, had signaled their support for the moment of silence at Friday's ceremony.

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