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Urban, State, and National Capital

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780520262133
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520947580 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520262133.003.0002
Urban, State, and National Capital

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This chapter begins by discussing how Munich was chosen as the host of the 1972 Olympic Games. It then explores the reasons why Germany would suggest itself as the host of the Olympics. Next, it examines Munich's economic condition. It also analyzes the economic growth in Bavaria as well as the would-be impacts of the Olympics on the land. It then discusses the stand of the Federal Government as one of the parties responsible for winning and carrying out the Games. Next, it details the bidding which made Munich the location of the 1972 Games. It also discusses problems encountered in funding the Games. It then explores the tactics employed by the public relations team for the 1972 Olympics.

Keywords: Munich; 1972 Olympic Games; Germany; Bavaria; federal government; bidding; funding; public relations

Chapter.  14968 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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