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The Egyptians are in the stadium. Hesham Mesbah, a judo bronze four years ago, carries the flag.

And now the Iranians — a 53-strong delegation. They said first they would compete against all other nations; then that they wouldn’t. We may not know unless later stage events throw us together.

Here’s Israel, just three delegations away from the Iranians. Thirty-seven members in the team.

Israel TV switches at this point to the faces of the 11 murdered in Munich. And the commentary goes silent in Israel for half-a-minute.

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