1972 Summer Olympics (thing)
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Terrorists kill 2 Israeli athletes in a hostage situation. Another seven hostages, five terrorists and one police are killed in a rescue attempt.
Mark Spitz of the United States wins 7 gold, swimming. The Soviet Union won the basketball tournament after a debacle with the clock, giving them three attempts to play the last three seconds of the game. The game ended 51-50.