1972 Olympics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 1972 Olympics


Chastened Germany to mark Munich massacre 40 years on

Sep 03, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Germany on Wednesday September 5 marks the 40th anniversary of the Munich Olympics massacre amid fresh questions about how the 11 Israeli victims could have been killed on German soil

COMMEMORATION. Plaque in front of the Israeli athletes' quarters commemorating the victims of the Munich massacre. The inscription, in German and Hebrew, reads: "The team of the State of Israel lived in this building during the 20th Olympic Summer Games from 21 August to 5 September 1972. On 5 September, [list of victims] died a violent death. Honor to their memory." Photo courtesy of High Contrast / Wikipedia.