Photo of those killed at the Munich Massacre. The 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, West Germany, and On September 5, a group of 8 Palestinians belonging to the Black September organization broke into the Olympic Village & took 9 Israeli athletes, coaches & officials hostage in their apartments.
On September 5, 1972 a day before the Olympic Games were to begin, eight Palestinian terrorists entered the Olympic Village and seized eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. Two of the hostages were able to wound two of their captors before they were killed. The terrorists requested the release of 234 Palestinians that were being held in Israel.
USA's Mark Spitz shows the 7 gold medals he won during the 1972 Olympic Games. 'I know I say I don't want to swim before every event but this time I'm serious. "If I swim six and win six, I'll be a hero.