Munich, 1972 Olympic Games

1972 olympic posterThe 1972 Olympic Games were held in Munich, Germany. This was the second time that the Olympic Games had been hosted in Germany, the first time was in Berlin in 1936.

These Games were overshadowed when members of the Black September terrorist group kidnapped eleven Israeli team members from the Olympic Village, killing two and taking the other nine hostage.

The most outstanding athlete of these Games was Mark Spitz from USA, who won seven gold medals, all in world record time.

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