Munich 1972
The 11 days of these Games were perhaps the greatest Olympic festival ever. However, on the morning of 5 September, the Games were interrupted when eight Arab terrorists, representing the militant group "Black September" entered the Olympic Village, took hostage and then killed 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team- all this only 20km from Dachau. The Olympic Games were suspended for 34 hours and a mass was held in the main stadium to commemorate the victims.

But the Games continued at the insistence of the IOC President Avery Brundage, who famously said "The Games must go on!”
XX - Summer Olympic Games  Munich 1972
Opening Ceremony 26 Aug 1972
Closing Ceremony 11 Sep 1972
Host City Munich
Country Germany
Nations Participating 121
Athletes Female 1059 Male 6075
Events 195
Disciplines 9
Asian Medal Standings
Rank Country G S B T RT
1 JPN Japan
13 8 8 29 1
2 PRK DPR Korea
1 1 3 5 2
3 IRI Iran
0 2 1 3 3
4 LIB Lebanon
0 1 0 1 4
4 KOR Korea
0 1 0 1 4
4 MGL Mongolia
0 1 0 1 4
4 PAK Pakistan
0 1 0 1 4
8 IND India
0 0 1 1 4

    Total: 14 15 13 42  
Legend
G - Gold      S - Silver      B - Bronze     T - Total      RT - Rank by Total
Note
Rank by Total is calculated by total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
  

Emblem

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Emblem, Munich 1972

It represents a crown of rays of light, a design symbolizing the spirit of the

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