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The Munich Massacre: one of sport’s darkest days remembered at 50

September 1, 2022

On the morning of Sept. 5, 1972, I was 15-years-old and days away from the start of school. When coming downstairs to breakfast, my mother informed me that Israeli athletes and coaches had been taken hostage by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Summer Olympics. For the rest of the morning, until I left to go to JV soccer practice, I periodically checked the television news, which in 1972 meant ABC and Maryland’s Jim McKay anchoring the coverage.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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