Today is August 26,1972. This is the first day of the 20th Olympics. The Olympics are being held in Munich, Germany. This is only the second summer Olympics to take place in Germany. Dr. Georg Sieber, had been asked by Olympic security experts to come up with 26 "worst-case scenarios" to aid them in planning Olympic security.One of his scenarios happened 2 weeks later, but it had been dismissed by the security specialists as preposterous.
olympics begin
olympics begin

Today is August 27, 1972. The Olympics started with out many problems. Fighting for the Cold War has been put on hold and athletes were allowed safe passage to the Olympics.

Today is August 28, 1972. Shmuel Lalkin, the Israeli security specialist, pointed out that there were no armed security guards anywhere, but no one seemed too worried that everyone is coming and going as they please. He also is worried that the athletes are housed in a relatively isolated part of the Olympic Village which he feels makes his team particularly vulnerable to an outside assault. The German authorities assure Lalkin that extra security would look after the Israeli team.

Today is September 5, 1972. Not much has happened over the past week. The Olympics were going along great, until
a group of eight Palestinian terrorists that belonged to the Black September (called this to safeguard Fatah’s international image and PLO’s political interests) group broke into the Olympic
Terrorist
Terrorist
village and took 11 Israeli athletes hostage
. The terrorists were Palestinians and were led by Luttif Afif (“Issa”), his deputy Yusuf Nazzal (“Tony”), and junior members Afif Ahmed Hamid (“Paolo”), Khalid Jawad (“Salah”), Ahmed Chic Thaa (“Abu Halla”), Mohammed Safady (“Badran”), Adnan Al-Gashey(“Denawi”), and his cousin Jamal Al-Gashey (“Samir”). The hostages were, wrestling referee Yossef Gutfreund, age 40; 2) wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, 33; 3) weightlifter Yossef Romano, 31; 4) weightlifter David Berger, 28; 5) weightlifter Ze'ev Friedman, 28; 6) wrestler Eliezer Halfin, 24; 7) track coach Amitzur Shapira, 40; 8) shooting coach Kehat Shorr, 53; 9) wrestler Mark Slavin, 18; 10) fencing coach Andre Spitzer, 27; and 11) weightlifting judge Yakov Springer, 51. The terrorists killed two of the athletes in the apartment after they fought back. The terrorists demanded that Israel release 200 Arab prisoners and that the terrorists are given a safe trip home. The standoff in the village lasted for almost eighteen hours. Theterrorists snuck into the village wearing track sweatsuits and were seen by numerous people.Nobody noticed anything unusual because the terrorist hid their weapons in athletic bags so they would look like athletes participating in the games. During a German rescue attempt at a military airport, where the hostages and their captors had been transferred, the athletes were killed when one of the terrorists threw a grenade into the helicopter carrying them. All but 3 of the of the terrorists were killed too. The final body count (deaths) was 11 athletes killed, 5 terrorists killed, and 1 cop killed .

Today is September 6th. Today is the day after the hostage taking . The Germans announced that they had saved the athletes, but 2 hours later the truth came out. Two of the three remaining terrorists were supposedly killed my the Mossad shortly after the standoff. It was later determined that the two terrorists were killed by secret assassination squads. Jamal Al-Gashey is thought to be the only surviving terrorist left and is living today in hiding. The games have been suspended today because of the hostage takeover.

September 7th. Today the games are starting up again, even though
some of the athletes decided to leave the games. The US had to finish the games without Mark Spitz, a swimmer who won a record 7 Olympic gold medals. Mark Spitz had to leave because he was an expected targetfor the terrorists, because he was Jewish. Another American swimmer named Rick Demont had his gold medal taken away for using asthma medication.


mark spitz
mark spitz


September 11th. Today is the last day of the Olympics. The Olympics have been pretty wild. Although the closing ceremony was pretty cool, I cant wait until the next Olympics.
closing ceremonies
closing ceremonies





































Rough draft

Today is August 26,1972, the first day of the 20th Olympics. The Olympics are being held in Munich, Germany, only the second summer Olympics to take place in Germany. Dr. Georg Sieber, had been asked by Olympic security experts to come up with 26 "worst-case" scenarios to aid them in planning Olympic security.One of his picks was what happened 2 weeks later, but that was dismissed by the security specialists as preposterous.

Today is August 27, 1972, the Olympics started with out much problems, fighting for the Cold War has been put on hold and athletes were allowed safe passage to the Olympics.

Today is August 28, 1972, Shmuel Lalkin pointed out that there were no armed security guards anywhere, But No one seems too worried that everyone is coming and going as they please. He also is worried that they are housed in a relatively isolated part of the Olympic Village, he feels it makes his team particularly vulnerable to an outside assault. The German authorities assure Lalkin that extra security would look after the Israeli team.

Today is September 5, 1972, not much has happened over the past week. It seemed like the Olympics were going along great, until
a group of eight Palestinian terrorist that belonged to the Black September (called this to safeguard Fatah’s international image and PLO’s political interests) group broke into the Olympic village, and took 11 Israeli athletes hostage. The terrorists were Palestinians and were led by Luttif Afif (“Issa”), his deputy Yusuf Nazzal (“Tony”), and junior members Afif Ahmed Hamid (“Paolo”), Khalid Jawad (“Salah”), Ahmed Chic Thaa (“Abu Halla”), Mohammed Safady (“Badran”), Adnan Al-Gashey (“Denawi”), and his cousin Jamal Al-Gashey (“Samir”). The athletes were, wrestling referee Yossef Gutfreund age 40; 2) wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, 33; 3) weightlifter Yossef Romano, 31; 4) weightlifter David Berger, 28; 5) weightlifter Ze'ev Friedman, 28; 6) wrestler Eliezer Halfin, 24; 7) track coach Amitzur Shapira, 40; 8) shooting coach Kehat Shorr, 53; 9) wrestler Mark Slavin, 18; 10) fencing coach Andre Spitzer, 27; and 11) weightlifting judge Yakov Springer, 51. The terrorist killed two of the athletes in the apartment after they fought back. The terrorist demanded that Israel release 200 Arab prisoners and that the terrorist are given a safe trip home. The standoff in the village lasted for almost eighteen hours. Theterrorists snuck into the village wearing track sweatsuits and were seen by numerous people.Nobody noticed anything unusual because the terrorist hid their weapons in athletic bags so they would look like athletes participating in the games. During a German rescue attempt at a military airport, (where the hostages and their captors had been transferred), later to betaken to an undetermined Arab country. The athletes got killed when one of the terrorist threw a grenade into the helicopter carrying them. All but 3 of the of the terrorist were killed too.The body count was athletes killed 11, terrorists killed 5, cops killed 1.

Today is September 6th, the day after the hostage taking . They had announced that they had saved the athletes but 2 hours later the truth came out. Two of the three terrorist were supposedly killed my the Mossad shortly after the standoff. But was declaired that the two terrorist were killed by secret assassination squads. Jamal Al-Gashey is thought to be the only surviving terrorist left and is living today in hiding. The games have been suspended today because of the hostage takeover.

September 7th. Today the games are starting up again, although
some of the athletes decided to leave the games. The Israeli's had to finish the games without Mark Spitz, a swimmer who won a record 7 Olympic gold medals. Mark Spitz had to leave because he was an expected targetfor the terrorist, just because he was Jewish. An American swimmer named Rick Demont had his gold medal taken away for using asthma medication.

September 11th. Today is the last day of the Olympics. The Olympics have been pretty wild. Although the closing ceremony was pretty cool. I cant wait until the next Olympics.




























http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Summer_Olympics

However, this joyful mood was marred by the killings of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists in an event known as the Munich massacre.On September 5 a group of eight Palestinian terrorists belonging to the Black September organization broke into the Olympic Village and took eleven Israeli athletes hostage in their apartment, killing two of the hostages in the apartment after fighting back; the subsequent standoff in the Olympic Village lasted for almost 18 hours.During a botched German rescue attempt at the military airport of Fürstenfeldbruck, where the captors with their hostages had been transferred by helicopter, ostensibly to board a plane bound for an undetermined Arab country, all the surviving Israeli hostages were killed by a Palestinian who threw a grenade into the helicopter carrying the hostages in one helicopter and another Palestinian who sprayed the second helicopter with machine gun fire.All but three of the Palestinians were killed as well. Two of those three were supposedly killed later by the Mossad.Jamal Al-Gashey is believed to be the sole survivor, and is still living today in hiding in an unspecified Arab country.from August 26 to September 11, 1972.The 1972 Summer Olympics were the second Summer Olympics to be held in Germany.wrestling referee Yossef Gutfreund age 40; 2) wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, 33; 3) weightlifter Yossef Romano, 31; 4) weightlifter David Berger, 28; 5) weightlifter Ze'ev Friedman, 28; 6) wrestler Eliezer Halfin, 24; 7) track coach Amitzur Shapira, 40; 8) shooting coach Kehat Shorr, 53; 9) wrestler Mark Slavin, 18; 10) fencing coach Andre Spitzer, 27; and 11) weightlifting judge Yakov Springer, 51.


http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Terrorism/munich.html



It was 4:30 in the morning on Sept. 5, 1972, when five Arab terrorists wearing track sweat suits climbed the six-foot six-inch fence surrounding the Olympic Village.Although they were seen by several people, no one thought anything was unusual since athletes routinely hopped the fence; moreover, the terrorists' weapons were hidden in athletic bags.The Palestinians then used stolen keys to enter two apartments being used by the Israeli team. At 9:30, the terrorists announced that they were Palestinians and demanded that Israel release 200 Arab prisoners and that the terrorists be given safe passage out of Germany.


http://www.economicexpert.com/a/1972:Summer:Olympics.htm

All Olympic events were suspended for one day after the terrorist action became known. They were continued a day later, although some athletes decided to leave Munich.in track and field, two African-American athletes, Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett, acted disrespectfully on the medal stand, twirling their medals (gold and silver, respectively) and joking with one another as the Star-Spangled Banner was being played during the award ceremony. They were banned from the Olympics for life, as were Tommie Smith and John Carlos in the 1968 Summer Olympics. Australian swimmer Shane Gould wins three gold medals and two silver.


http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0114715.html

They went on without 22-year-old swimmer Mark Spitz, who had set an Olympic gold medal record by winning four individual and three relay events, all in world record times. Spitz, an American Jew, was an inviting target for further terrorism and agreed with West German officials when they advised him to leave the country. American swimmer Rick DeMont was stripped of a gold medal for taking asthma medication. The United States also lost an Olympic basketball game for the first time ever (they were 62-0) when the Soviets were given three chances to convert a last-second inbound pass and finally won, 51-50. The U.S. refused the silver medal.Munich was also where 17-year-old Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut and 16-year-old swimmer Shane Gould of Australia won three gold medals each and Britain's 33-year-old Mary Peters won the pentathlon.

http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_1967to1991_munich.php

The Munich operation was ordered by Yasser Arafat and carried out by Fatah, Arafat's faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

The Fatah terrorists called themselves Black September in order to safeguard Fatah’s international image and the PLO’s political interests.




http://www.nytimes.com/specials/olympics/history/1972-israelis.html


There was confusion later about which of the two slain Israelis had sounded the alarm. One was identified as Joseph Romano, a weight-lifting coach. The other was Moshe Weinberg, a wrestling coach, and former wrestling champion of Israel.





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Secret Israeli assassination squads later killed two of the three surviving Munich terrorists, but Jamal Al Gashey is still alive.

Now in hiding in Africa after surviving numerous attempts on his life, he stands by his murderous actions.
"I'm proud of what I did at Munich because it helped the Palestinian cause enormously," he says.
"Before Munich, the world had no idea about our struggle, but on that day, the name of Palestine was repeated all around the world."




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Less than two months later, the three remaining terrorists were released by the German government after two other Black September members hijacked a plane and threatened to blow it up unless the three were released.