April 14, 2014

On this day April 14th

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day

14 April, 1970, The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid urged a boycott of all South African racist sporting organizations and supported the African bloc’s proposal to exclude the country from both the Munich Olympics and the Olympic Movement itself. Subsequently, on 15 May 1970, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) extended South Africa's ban. This resulted in the country's exclusion from the tragic 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany where eleven Israeli Olympians were murdered by eight Palestinian terrorists who entered the Olympic Village.

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