- The Big Read
- 14 Oct 2018 12:36
Politics has been intermingled with sport in every one of the modern Olympics. That mixture was at its most violent and shocking at the 1972 Munich Games, when the Palestinian Black September group took 11 Israeli Olympic team members hostage, seeking a release of prisoners, and ended up killing them along with a West German police officer.
journalist Oriana Fallaci, a special correspondent for the political magazine L’Europeo, who was shot three times
Or in this case, its beautiful head.The gymnastics career of Věra Čáslavská, the seven-times Olympic
track, helped bring about a world record.
Silver went to Australia's Peter Norman in a national record of 20.06.All in all, a memorable Olympic
was not sent home.As a postscript, the US women's 4x100m relay team publicly dedicated their own gold medals