US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the latest political figure to ask the International Olympic Committee for a moment of silence at the games’ opening ceremony taking place tomorrow.
An anonymous State Department official said that Clinton wrote to IOC President Jacques Rogge to ask for “an appropriate memorial event.” She also urged the organization to reconsider its decision to not mark the 40th anniversary of the massacre.
The official remains anonymous, as he was not authorized to describe the private matter.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams confirmed that Clinton’s letter was received in London, and said his organization responded to it.
Adams did not say what the response included, but did mention that they were already “marking this moment – the blackest in the history of the Olympic movement in a number of ways.”