Mark Spitz provokes the IOC

Historical live blog about the 1972 Olympics : Mark Spitz provokes the IOC

Historical live blog about the 1972 Olympics: The Olympic Games will be held in Munich from August 26 to September 11, 1972.

The Olympic Games are held in Munich from August 26 to September 11, 1972.

(Photo: imago sport photo service)

50 years ago, Munich was all about the Olympics. The city shows the world a cheerful face – until the attack by Palestinian assassins on the Israeli team of light-heartedness on September 5th put an abrupt end to it. The SZ documents the events surrounding the games between August 25 and September 11, 1972. The texts are based on conversations with contemporary witnesses, literature, documentation, film recordings and the evaluation of numerous newspaper articles from the SZ archive ( here is an overview of the eyewitnesses and sources ).

By Barbara Galaktionow , Lisa Sonnabend and Martin Moser (video)

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