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1972 Israeli Olympian to speak in Rockford

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 6:50 p.m. CST

An Israeli fencer who survived the attacks during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich is scheduled to appear and speak in Rockford.

Dan Alon will speak about his experiences, including the security concerns prior to the games, the attack and the process of returning to normal, according to a news release.

On Sept. 5, 1972, Black September terrorists invaded the building where Alon and 15 fellow athletes and coaches were living. Only five of the people were able to escape; 11 were murdered.

Admission to the event is free, but advance registration is requested at

Alon's speaking engagement is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford.

- Northwest Herald

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