Munich looks for new memorial for 1972 Olympic Israeli victims

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Munich is looking for a new location for the proposed memorial for the Israeli victims of the 1972 Olympic massacre , after residents protested against the original location on the so-called Connolly Hill between the Olympic Village and the sports facilities. They complain in a petition, which in the meantime has been signed by 1,000 citizens, among other things, that they would no longer be able to toboggan there. Bavaria’s Minister of Culture, Ludwig Spaenle, told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, that he wanted to reconsider the placement and possibly find a new location within the Olympic Village. “This project is a very sensitive one, and I want to arrange it with allround agreement”, the Minister is quoted as saying. He said that it was very important to him also out of respect for the victims.

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PGA of America creates task force to observe Ryder Cup failures

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With the U.S. having lost six of the past seven Ryder Cups, the PGA of America has created a 11-member task force, including Tiger Woods and Phil Michelson, to take a closer look at its Ryder Cup failures. The Ryder Cup Task Force announced Tuesday is composed of five players, three former captains and three PGA of America officials. PGA chief executive Pete Bevacqua and Derek Sprague, next in line to be president of the PGA have been named to co-chair the task force.

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