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At 80, a Munich Olympics and Holocaust survivor is still the sportsman

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  • Olympian memories

    Shaul Ladany sits in his home near Beersheba before a prized piece of his Theodor Herzl collection, left.

Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 12:14 pm

OMER, Israel — Shaul Ladany, a two-time Olympian, acknowledged that he was “very happy” that the International Olympic Committee finally held an official memorial for the 11 Israelis who were killed in a terrorist raid at the 1972 Munich games.

But Ladany, an Israeli race-walker who still holds a world record, didn’t need the Aug. 3 ceremony at the Rio games to remember the tragedy. He was there, forced to flee the dorms where the Palestinian terrorists held his teammates hostage.

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