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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.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. Tim Williams Youth Jersey. Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls. Nico Siragusa Ravens Jersey. There are some early surprises in the race for the Hart Trophy, but two of the contenders are the leagues biggest stars over the past decade. There are many more players in contention for the awards than just the three that Ive named, and a good or bad week can easily alter the landscape, but through the first 20 or so games of the NHL season, this is how the awards races look to me. Barcelonas entertaining victory ensured the defending Spanish champions retained their share of the league lead with Atletico Madrid two rounds ahead of their meeting in the capital. Real Madrid needed a late goal by substitute Jese Rodriguez to earn a 3-2 victory at Valencia to stay in third place and three points behind its title rivals. Nico Siragusa Youth Jersey. -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. Chris Wormley Ravens Jersey. Reassurance came from Paul Tesori, his caddie and close friend whose newborn son is in intensive care in a Florida hospital. "Paul sent me a text this morning, just told me he loved me and wanted to go out and fight as hard as I would any other day," Simpson said Sunday after doing just that.Theres less than 24 hours left to vote for your PFA Fans Player of the Month for January before the shortlists are cut to three. On Thursday, Sky Sports will announce the three leading candidates for the Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two awards, with voting staying open until Monday, February 8.So nows the time to have your say and vote for the player in each division who you think deserves the accolade. Vote now! Pick your PFA Fans Player of the Month now! The winners of each award will be announced on Tuesday, February 9.Remember, one voting fan in each division, who is a resident in the UK or Ireland, will win the chance (subject to terms and conditions) to meet and present the award to each PFA Fans Player of the Month. And thats not all - one of the winners will join the experts on the following months shortlisting panel.Heres a reminder of the shortlists of contenders for November that the PFAs expert panel - which includes Sky Sports football pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie - has put together…Premier LeagueAshley Williams (Swansea City)Benik Afobe (Bournemouth)Diego Costa (Chelsea) Diego Costa bounced back to form in January Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United)Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)Jermain Defoe (Sunderland)Jonny Evans (West Bromwich Albion)Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) Roberto Firmino has been in fine form for Liverpool Robert Huth (Leicester City)Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland)Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)ChampionshipAbel Hernandez (Hull City)Bobby Zamora (Brighton and Hove Albion)Craig Noone (Cardiff City)Curtis Davies (Hull City)Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) Gary Hooper has been named on the Championship shortlist Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town)Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest)Joey Barton (Burnley)Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town)Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City)Michal Zyro (Wolves)Ross McCormack (Fulham)League OneAdam Armstrong (Coventry City)Ajay Leitch-Smith (Port Vale)Billy Sharp (Sheffield United)Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town)Lee Gregory (Millwall) Lee Gregory was in the goals for Millwall in January Max Power (Wigan Athletic)Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town)Rory Donelly (Gillingham)Sam Winnall (Barnsley)Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion)Tom Bradshaw (Walsall)Tyrone Barnett (Southend United)League TwoAshley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge)Bondz NGala (Barnet)Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle)Jayden Stockley (Exeter City)Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient)John-Joe OToole (Northampton Town)Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) Oxford Uniteds Kemar Roofe has been in sparkling form this season Kemar Roofe (Oxford United)Ricky Holmes (Northampton)Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers)Shaun Miller (Morecambe)Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley)Have your say NOW - vote at be eligible for the prize, voters must be 18 or over and be a resident of UK or ROI. Travel costs are not included as part of the prize. Click here to read the full terms and conditions. Vote now! Pick your PFA Fans Player of the Month now! Also See: Premier League - Vote now! Championship - Vote now! League One - Vote now! League Two - Vote now! Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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