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Munich massacre - Anniversary Image of a kidnapper looking over the balcony of the Israeli team quarters at Building 31 of the Munich Olympic Village, possibly the most widely recognizable and iconic photo of the event

James Kenneth McManus (9/24/ 1921 – 6/07/2008), best known by his professional name Jim McKay, was an TV sports journalist. McKay is best known for hosting ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961–1998). He is also known for television coverage of 12 Olympic Games, and is universally respected for his memorable reporting on the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics. McKay covered a variety of  events from the Kentucky Derby, British Open, and the Indianapolis 500. (Picture at 1988 Winter…

James Kenneth McManus (9/24/ 1921 – 6/07/2008), best known by his professional name Jim McKay, was an TV sports journalist. McKay is best known for hosting ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961–1998). He is also known for television coverage of 12 Olympic Games, and is universally respected for his memorable reporting on the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics. McKay covered a variety of events from the Kentucky Derby, British Open, and the Indianapolis 500. (Picture at 1988 Winter…

One of the eight Palestinian terrorists comprising the Black September group stands on a balcony.

Learn About the Munich Olympic Massacre and What Happened

Members of the Palestinian terror group Black September take 11 Israeli athletes and coaches hostage at the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany.

On September 5, 1972 a day before the Olympic Games were to begin, eight Palestinian terrorists entered the Olympic Village and seized eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. Two of the hostages were able to wound two of their captors before they were killed. The terrorists requested the release of 234 Palestinians that were being held in Israel.

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Munich massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sep 5 1972 to Sep 6 1972 Eleven Israeli athletes and coaches killed in Munich massacre

Gory images of the Munich Massacre of 1972 Olympic Games.  Pictures of the deceased covered in blood and display of struggle.  Gruesome actions were taken to gain the cooperation and fear of the athletes.  Images reveal only the tip of the iceberg of what truly went on during those hours.

Olympics Flashback in Pics: Munich Massacre of 1972

The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, on 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team, who were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by the Palestinian group Black September. The attackers were apparently given logistical assistance by German neo-Nazis. Five of the eight members of Black September were killed by police officers during a failed rescue attempt.

The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, on eleven Israeli Olympic team members, who were taken .

Terrorists Attack at the Olympic Games in Munich (1972): Early in the morning on September 5, 1972, eight members of the Palestinian terrorist organization, Black September, snuck into the Olympic Village at the XXth Olympic Games which were held in Munich, Germany.

Terrorists Attack at the Olympic Games in Munich Early in the morning on September eight members of the Palestinian terrorist organization, Black September, snuck into the Olympic Village at the XXth Olympic Games which were held in Munich, Germany.

Munich Massacre, September 5 & 6, 1972, Munich, West Germany,New York Times Headlines

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Photo of those killed at the Munich Massacre.  The 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, West Germany, and On September 5, a group of 8 Palestinians belonging to the Black September organization broke into the Olympic Village & took 9 Israeli athletes, coaches & officials hostage in their apartments.

August-September, 1972 Olympics - 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic terrorist attack.

Munich Massacre: Eleven members of the Israeli team, five Palestinian terrorists and a West Germany policeman died when terrorists broke in the Olympic village

Munich Massacre, 40 years on: Sportsmail remembers the Olympics darkest hour

Photographers and onlookers flocked to the Olympic Village for the hostage-taking of Israeli athletes by a group of Palestinian terrorists.

<b>1972</b> | A masked Palestinian terrorist looks out from a balcony of the athletes' housing complex during the Munich Summer Olympics. On September 5, eight Palestinian guerrillas took 11 Israeli athletes and coaches hostage, and subsequently murdered all of them, in what came to be known as the "Munich Massacre" — the most infamous and violent outrage in Olympic history. Originally published in the September 15,1972, issue of LIFE.

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Co Rentmeester :: A masked Palestinian terrorist looks out from a balcony of the athletes' housing complex during the "Munich Massacre" — September

Remembering the Munich massacre...Israeli sportsmen and soldiers surround the army command cars bearing the coffins of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian gunmen in the Munich Olympics September 7, 1972.

Remembering the Munich massacre. Israeli sportsmen and soldiers surround the army command cars bearing the coffins of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian gunmen in the Munich Olympics September

When Germany released the three Black September members who survived the Munich massacre. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir then launched a secret operation, known by some as "Wrath of God", to hunt and kill those responsible for Munich.

When Germany released the three Black September members who survived the Munich massacre. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir then launched a secret operation, known by some as "Wrath of God", to hunt and kill those responsible for Munich.

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