Triumph Over Terrorism


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The entire Olympic team of ISRAEL marches in the Opening Ceremonies for the 1972 Summer Games at the Olympiastadion in Munich, West Germany.
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It is, indeed, a very rare occasion in the world of sport that a team actually wins just by merely showing up, as the Soviet Union had the misfortune of finding out the hard way by not traveling to Chile for the second leg of the controversial World Cup qualifier in the fall of 1973.

Of course, only a little over one year earlier, the most despicable and shocking incident to ever unfold at any international sporting event in world history had tragically transpired at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in West Germany … the infamous MUNICH MASSACRE.

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It would have been enitrely too easy given all the circumstances, the Yom Kippur War of 1973 notwithstanding, for Israel to think cautiously and, perhaps, play it safe. To not allow its athletes to travel abroad and compete at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Canada. To just go ahead and let the bloodthirsty Islamic terrorists win as participation at an international sports event should never come with the entrance fee of a human life — let alone 11 Israeli athletes and one West German policeman.

But this is not at all what materialized at the Montreal Games as a matter of fact. The appearance of the Israeli Olympic team, itself, was a resilient and resolute triumph over the evil and persistent adversary of Islamic terrorism. Israel’s participation in the traditional march at the opening ceremonies at the brand new Olympic Stadium in Montreal, undoubtedly resented by some in the world, sent a clear and powerful message across the globe that a free and sovereign nation can and will not be defeated by a bunch of radical thugs in ski masks taking advantage of intentionally lax security.

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A colorful scene from the Opening Ceremonies at the newly-constructed Olympic Stadium in the iconic French-Canadian city of Montreal as the 1976 Summer Games formally gets underway then.
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A total of 28 athletes (26 men and two women) competing in ten different sports triumphantly marched for the nation of Israel in the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal; seventeen of these very same athletes comprised the ’76 Israeli Olympic football team under the direction of trainer DAVID SCHWEITZER.

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