An attack at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games would produce one of the defining images of international terrorism. The chilling photo of a hooded man peering from a balcony in the Olympic Village would be viewed worldwide as a horrific symbol of global terrorism. The man wearing a mask with cutout slits for his eyes was a member of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. He and his fellow terrorists had seized 11 members of the Israeli Olympic delegation and were holding them hostage. They would kill them all as the tragedy unfolded. What had been dubbed the happy Olympics would be forever remembered as the Munich massacre. The Olympics would never the same.
Massacre in Munich: How Terrorists Changed the Olympics and the World
How Terrorists Changed the Oylmpics and the World
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