1972 Munich Summer

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  By gaining the confidence of the I.O.C., which had preferred it to Detroit, Montreal and Madrid, Munich had promised to make the sporting world forget the deplorable memory left by Berlin in 1936. The Bavarians had dreamed that their Olympiad would be celebrated under the sign of joie de vivre and respect for man as an individual. Alas, history is not in command.
Dates: August 26 - september 11, 1972
N.O.C. participants: 121
Number of sports: 23
Number of contests: 195
Number of athletes: 7134
Men: 6075
Women: 1059
Volonteers: 0
Media: 65535
Opening: Gustave Heinemann, Republic President
Oath: Heidi Schüller
Oath juges: Heinz Pollay
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Günter Zahn
Bids towns: Détroit (USA), Madrid (ESP), Montréal (CAN)