Olympics Munich 1972 Pennant Ultra Rare Collectors Item Original Memorabilia
Munich 1972 Olympic Games took place August 26–September 11, 1972. It was the 17th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games.
Tragedy struck the 1972 Olympics in Munich when eight Palestinian terrorists invaded the Olympic Village on September 5 and killed two members of the Israeli team. Nine other Israelis were held hostage as the terrorists bargained for the release of 200 Palestinian prisoners in Israel. All the hostages, five of their captors, and a West German policeman were slain in a failed rescue attempt. The tragedy brought the Games to a halt and cast a long shadow over what had been theretofore a memorably joyful Games. All competition was suspended for a day while a memorial service for the victims was conducted at the Olympic Stadium. International Olympic Committee president Avery Brundage’s decision to continue the Games after the attack was widely criticized. In subsequent Olympics, increased security measures in the Olympic Villages and competition venues protected athletes but also diminished the festive and open atmosphere that is at the heart of Olympism.
100% original Olympic pennant (51 years old classic collectors item)
Measures 17 inches tall x 9 inches (at widest part).
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