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Olympic Games

Modern Olympian Phelps – greatest title holder of all time

Ancient Olympic Athletes - Vase detail

Champion American swimmer Michael Phelps has broken a 2000 year old Ancient Olympic record after competing in the Rio Olympics this week. Continue reading “Modern Olympian Phelps – greatest title holder of all time”

1972 – Munich Massacre

5/6 September – Munich, West Germany

The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, on eleven Israeli Olympic team members, who were taken┬áhostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by the Palestinian group Black September. Continue reading “1972 – Munich Massacre”

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