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In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism

Apr 16, 2013 13:55pm
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • April 16, 2013: Two bombs ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 100. (Reuters)
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • 1972, Munich Olympics: A Palestinian militant group killed 11 athletes of the Israeli team in a 16-hour hostage drama. Following that, competition was suspended at the Olympic Stadium for a memorial service. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • May 1, 2002, Champions League: The semi-final between Real Madrid and Barcelona was rocked by a car bomb explosion in the vicinity of the Bernabeu Stadium hours before the match. (Reuters)
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • January 4, 2008, Dakar Rally: The 2008 edition of the race was cancelled after the threat of an Al Qaeda attack. It was the first time in the race's 30-year history that it had to be cancelled. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • April 5, 1997, Grand National: Around 60,000 spectators attending England's famous horse race had to be evacuated after bomb threats. The race was delayed for 48 hours until the police had done their inspection. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • April 6, 2008, Sinhala and Tamil New Year Marathon: A suicide bomber attacked the marathon, killing 15 athletes and injuring 90 others. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka v Pakistan: The Sri Lankan cricket team bus was attacked by gunmen while on their way for a match in Lahore. The gunmen attacked the bus with rockets and grenades besides firing many rounds of ammunition. (Getty)
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism
  • In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism