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New monument for the victims of the terrorist attack at the Olympic Games of Munich 1972

Forty-five years after the dramatic events that took place at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, a place of remembrance was opened in the Bavarian capital city last 6 September. The ceremony for the opening of the Olympia Park Memorial, where black and white photos of the victims and their biographies are on display, was attended by Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer and IOC President Thomas Bach, as well as family members of the twelve victims.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the tragic attack, in 1997 a memorial plaque was unveiled at the Olympia Park in the presence of the then DOSB President Walther Troeger and EOC President Jacques Rogge. The Memorial cost some 2.3 million Euro, and has benefitted from a contribution made by the International Olympic Committee.

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