The Associated Press

NBC's Bob Costas noted a controversy over honoring Israeli athletes killed at the Olympics 40 years ago, but stopped short of offering his own protest.

As the athletes marched in the opening ceremony, Costas said that IOC President Jacques Rogge led a moment of silence for the late Israelis this week at the Athlete's Village. About 100 people were present.

"Still, for many, tonight with the world watching is the true time and place to remember those who were lost and how and why they died," Costas said.

After a five-second pause, NBC cut to a commercial.

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