Who won a gold medal in 1972?
U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz wins his seventh gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Spitz swam the fly leg of the 400-meter medley relay, and his team set a new world-record time of 3 minutes, 48.16 seconds. Remarkably, Spitz also established new world records in the six other events in which he won the gold.
What happened at 1972 Munich Olympics?
During the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, in the early morning of September 5, a group of Palestinian terrorists storms the Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, killing two and taking nine others hostage. … Olympic competition was suspended for 24 hours to hold memorial services for the slain athletes.
Which country won an Olympic gold in 1972 and 1988?
East Germany would nearly overtake the United States in 1976, and then finish second in the medal count in 1980 and 1988. American swimmer Mark Spitz won seven events, breaking the record for most gold medals by a single athlete in a single Olympic Games.
Who was on the 1972 Olympic wrestling team?
|57 kg||Hideaki Yanagida Japan||Richard Sanders United States|
|62 kg||Zagalav Abdulbekov Soviet Union||Vehbi Akdağ Turkey|
|68 kg||Dan Gable United States||Kikuo Wada Japan|
|74 kg||Wayne Wells United States||Jan Karlsson Sweden|
Why are there 5 Olympic rings?
Based on a design first created by Pierre de Coubertin, the Olympic rings remain a global representation of the Olympic Movement and its activity. These five rings represent the five parts of the world now won over to the cause of olympism and ready to accept its fecund rivalries.
Is Black September still active?
These attacks led to the creation or specialization of permanent counter-terrorism forces in many European countries. The group was last known to be active around 1988.
|Black September Organization|
|Active regions||Global, mostly concentrated in Europe and the Middle East|
|Ideology||Palestinian nationalism, anti-Zionism|