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  1. Munich 1972 Summer Olympics Germany

  2. Opening of the Games • August 26, 1972 Opening Ceremony • Closing Ceremony September 11, 1972 • Black September attack September 5 • Games were suspended for 32 hours but did continue • 8 Arab militants entered the Olympic Village and took 11 Israeli team members hostage and then murdered them

  3. Random Highlights Largest Olympics yet Archery returned to the Olympics after a 52 year absence Men’s canoeing, slalom canoeing, and kayaking made their debuts First time the Olympiad oath was taken by officials

  4. Memorable Champions • Mark Spitz • Won 7 gold medals • Broke 7 world records • Olga Korbut • Tiny Soviet Gymnast • Large success in team competition but struggled individually • Fans flocked to her as she was the sweetheart of the Olympics

  5. Munich Attack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEy5OOS1eAI&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL9026765FB0025E9D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4wleZdvvvw&feature=bf_next&list=PL9026765FB0025E9D&lf=results_video