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TDISH: A Terrible Case of Mistaken Identity

From late August into early September, 1972, the world gathered as it does every four years to celebrate peace and sport.  This time the gathering was to be held in Munich, West Germany.  294 more words

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Dave Wottle and Cap-Gate: An Innocent Race in Realpolitik Times

You couldn’t miss him. In the finals of the 800 meter race at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, he was the only one wearing a cap. 581 more words

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Lasse Virén and the Double-Double

When you fall in a highly competitive race, it’s over for you, particularly for sprinters. But even in long-distance foot races, falling not only places you way in the back of the pack, it becomes a psychological burden as you see your competitors fly by you. 384 more words

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Remembering John Lennon: All They Were Saying in Munich Was Give Peace a Chance

Today in Japan, it is December 9, but in the US, it is still December 8, the day John Lennon was murdered, the day the music died. 170 more words

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The Munich Olympics Massacre: Revelations and Finally Recognition

The terrorist attacks on Paris last month are still likely jagged memories for many. I shudder to think of what could have been if the suicide bomber had successfully made her way into the Stade de France during the football match between the French and German national teams. 435 more words

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Can You Pass this Simple “Who Did It?”

This is a real simple test.

You should make 100% on the test.

If not you have a reality problem.

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