H.Res.663 - Expressing support for the International Olympic Committee to recognize with a minute of silence at every future Olympics Opening Ceremony those who lost their lives at the 1972 Munich Olympics, and for other purposes.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] (Introduced 05/17/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/07/2012 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.663 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/17/2012)
Declares that the House of Representatives should observe a minute of silence to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympics terrorist attack and remember those who lost their lives.
Urges the International Olympic Committee to: (1) take the opportunity afforded by that anniversary to remind the world that the Olympics were established to send a message of hope and peace through sport and athletic competition; and (2) recognize those who lost their lives at the 1972 Munich Olympics with a minute of silence at every future Olympics Opening Ceremony, beginning with the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, in an effort to reject and repudiate terrorism as antithetical to the Olympic goal of peaceful competition.