The Black September Games
The Munich, Germany, Games should be known for the seven gold medals of swimmer
Mark Spitz, the delightful Olga Korbut,
who turned gymnastics into a premier sport, and the fact that they were the first
Games to be televised live around the world. Instead, the Games became a symbol of
international terrorism as members of the Black September movement
took 11 Israeli athletes hostage. In a shootout with German police, five terrorists
and their hostages died.