In pics: Sporting events marred by terrorism

Sports | | April 16, 2013, 1:55 pm
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<b>April 16, 2013:</b> Two bombs ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 100. (Reuters)

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)

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<b>May 1, 2002, Champions League:</b> 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)

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)

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<b>April 6, 2008, Sinhala and Tamil New Year Marathon:</b> A suicide bomber attacked the marathon, killing 15 athletes and injuring 90 others. (Getty Images)

April 6, 2008, Sinhala and Tamil New Year Marathon: A suicide bomber attacked the marathon, killing 15 athletes and injuring 90 others. (Getty Images)

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<b>March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka v Pakistan:</b> 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)

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)

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<b>April 5, 1997, Grand National:</b> 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)

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)

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<b>1972, Munich Olympics:</b> 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)

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)

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<b>January 4, 2008, Dakar Rally:</b> 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)

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)