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Runners in his memory: the field race named after Amitzur Shapira Israel today

2022-12-06T16:45:41.938Z

Marking the 50th anniversary of the murder of the 11 athletes in Munich, the Wingate-Lewinsky Academic Center held today for the 49th time the traditional running event "Amitzur Race" • Yael Arad: "The victory of Israeli sport is that the tragic attack did not succeed in exterminating it"



To mark the 50th anniversary of the murder of the 11 athletes in Munich, the Wingate-Lewinsky Academic Center held today (Tuesday) for the 49th time the traditional running event "Amitsur Race" in commemoration of Amitsur Shapira, a college teacher and athletics coach, who fell victim to terrorism with his friends, athletes and coaches The Israelis at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

In the opening ceremony held in the presence of Prof. Roni Lidor, Vice President of the Levinsky-Wingate Academic Center, Shlomo Ben Gal, CEO of the Levinsky-Wingate Academic Center, Yael Arad, Chairwoman of the Olympic Committee, and Gili Lustig, CEO of the Israel Olympic Committee, the family members of Amitzur, his wife Shoshana, their four children and grandchildren, lecturers and students of the center.

"We are excited to hold the traditional race in memory of Amitsur Shapira, who was one of the greatest athletics coaches Israel has ever known and a college athletics teacher, who wrote one of the best books in the field," said Prof. Roni Lidor, Vice President of the Levinsky-Wingate Academic Center, "I congratulate You in the race, Shoshana, Amitsur's wife, and their four children, and all those involved in the work to commemorate Amitsur and the values ​​he promoted to sports and physical education."

"It's an extraordinary and exciting event to be here. Thank you for the amazing organization for all these years," said Yael Arad, chairwoman of the Olympic Committee at the event, "When Israeli athletes go to competitions to represent Israel, they also represent the 11 Munich Space Athletes.

Every medal and every flag that is hoisted is in their memory and honor, is the victory of Israeli sports.

The top of Israeli sports disappeared in '72, but the victory of Israeli sports is that the tragic attack did not succeed in exterminating it."

"50 years and a bit have passed since one of the tragic events that Israeli and international sports have known. A tragedy that did not leave a single dry eye and with a heartbroken pain over the murder of the 11 athletes, among them our beloved, Amitsur, a father of four and a great educator, who set goals and values, according to which he educated his students" , Shoshana Shapira, Amitsur's wife, said at the event.

Yael Arad, Chairwoman of the Olympic Committee: "When Israeli athletes go to competitions to represent Israel, they also represent the 11 Munich Martyrs.

Every medal and every flag that is hoisted is in their memory and honor, is the victory of Israeli sports.

The top of Israeli sports disappeared in '72, but the victory of Israeli sports is that the tragic attack did not succeed in exterminating it."

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Source: israelhayom

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