From the JTA:
Bob Costas’ Olympic moment of silence
It’s not just the Jews anymore. The campaign calling for an official moment of silence at the London Summer Games to remember the 11 Israelis murdered during the 1972 Olympics in Munich has gone viral and worldwide. In recent days, President Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney have even joined the call for the International Olympic Committee to hold the moment of silence. But perhaps the biggest boost for the cause came from Bob Costas, the ageless NBC Sports commentator, who told the Hollywood Reporter that he has a problem with the IOC’s rejection of a moment of silence. Costas said he will hold a moment of silence on NBC’s broadcast of the games when the Israeli national team enters the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony on Friday.
I think this is a pretty big deal. Kudos for Costas for taking a stand. I’m sure he’s getting some grief for it from his bosses at NBC, who probably don’t want to rock the boat. (On the other hand, the cynic in me says, this is good publicity for him and the network.)