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Controversy ends 1972 Gold Medal Basketball game (The matchup between the United States and the Soviet Union at the 1972 Munich Games remains one of the most controversial moments in Olympic history)
The 1972 team...................
In protest the team didn't show up for the medal ceremony, the silver medals still sit in a vault in Lausanne, Switzerland............
Calling it a night......................
He's back......................................and Malia Paseka looks beautiful
Ray Ewry (was an American track and field athlete who won eight gold medals at the Olympic Games and two gold medals at the Intercalated Games. This puts him among the most successful Olympians of all time. His unprecedented feats were performed in events that are no longer held: the standing high jump, the standing long jump and the standing triple jump)
Nicknamed “The Human Frog” for his incredible leaping ability
Ray also overcame polio as a child
Birgit Fischer ; born 25 February 1962) is a former German kayaker, who has won eight gold medals over six different Olympic Games, a record she shares with Aladár Gerevich, spanning seven Olympiads: twice representing East Germany (interrupted by the boycott of 1984), then four times representing the reunited nation. After both the 1988 and 2000 games, she announced her retirement, only to return for the subsequent games. She has been both the youngest- and oldest-ever Olympic canoeing champion (ages 18 and 42).
Gymnastics events were held outside (Before World War II, the gymnastics competitions were held outdoors. Since then with the exception of 1960, gymnastics have taken place indoors)
In 1960 they were held outdoors at the Baths of Caracalla.....................
Hadi Saei is an Iranian councilor and former taekwondo athlete who became the most successful Iranian athlete in Olympic history and the most titled champion in this sport by winning 9 world class titles (two Olympic titles in 2004 and 2008, two world championships titles, four world cup titles and one world Olympic qualification tournament).
Imposter at the 1972 Men's Marathon (American Frank Shorter, who was born in Munich, became the first from his country in 64 years to win the Olympic marathon. As Shorter was nearing the stadium, German student Norbert Sudhaus entered the stadium wearing a West German track uniform, joined the race and ran the last kilometre. Thinking he was the winner, the crowd began cheering him before officials realized the hoax and Sudhaus was escorted off the track by security. Arriving 35 seconds later, Shorter was perplexed to see someone ahead of him and to hear the boos and catcalls that were meant for Sudhaus)
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Frank Shorter on the podium...........................
This was the third time in Olympic history that an American had won the marathon (after Thomas Hicks 1904 and Johnny Hayes 1908) — and in none of those three instances did the winner enter the stadium first.
Calling it a night..........................
Gu Jun is a Chinese former badminton player.
Kerri Walsh Jennings & Misty May-Treanor (Kerri & Misty joined forces in 2001 and instantly became an unstoppable duo. They are widely regarded as the most dominant teammates in Beach Volleyball history. Beach volleyball officially became an Olympic sport in 1996, and in those six Games, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor won half the gold medals — placing first in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Misty May-Treanor believes that an atmosphere in which both she and Kerri Walsh Jennings felt free to “make mistakes” was the key to one of the most successful partnerships of the modern Olympic age)
In 2016, in Rio, Kerri and new partner April Ross took home the Bronze Medal..................
Kerri, with new partner Brooke Sweat, failed to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo