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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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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

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14968 words.

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....

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Conclusion

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young.

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9072 words.

This chapter seeks to draw conclusions about the Germans, their Games, and their changing relationship to triumph and tragedy. It discusses the impact of the terrorist attack on the...

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The Legacy of Berlin 1936 and the German Past

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young.

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15109 words.

This chapter explores the impact of the controversial 1936 Berlin Games on Munich's hosting of the 1972 Olympics. It examines the relationship between the International Olympic Committiee...

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The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

Kay Schiller.

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 368 pages.

The 1972 Munich Olympics—remembered almost exclusively for the devastating terrorist attack on the Israeli team—were intended to showcase the New Germany and replace lingering memories of...

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A ‘grand stade’ for Paris: stadia, urban planning and the 1924 Olympics

Robert W. Lewis.

in The Stadium Century

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 13913 words.

This chapter focuses on the debates over the construction of a monumental, 100,000-person stadium in advance of the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. The stadium’s advocates argued that it would...

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East versus West

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young.

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14605 words.

This chapter begins by explaining that the Munich Games might have coincided with the conclusion of Ostopolitik, but they were not a straightforward “Ostopolitik Olympics”. It then notes...

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National Fitness in the 1930s

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska.

in Managing the Body

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 24773 words.

This chapter explores the 1930s fitness movement which showcased fit, disciplined citizens whose tempered patriotism stood in contrast with the uniformity invoked by fascist youth...

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After “1968”1972 and the Youth of the World

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young.

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 13640 words.

Ten days before the opening of the 1968 Mexico Games, violent clashes between students and police culminated in the Tlatelolco Massacre, which caused 260 deaths and 1,200 injuries within a...

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