Olympian2004 Posted August 26, 2022 Report Share Posted August 26, 2022 It seems to me that the Munich 1972 didn't have a topic of its own in this section of the forum - so here we are, exactly to the day 50 years after the opening ceremony of Munich 1972: a tribute to the most recent Olympic Games in Germany. It is somewhat depressing that it is already half a century ago, and counting. The European Championships that took place during the past two weeks in and around Munich's Olympiapark (Olympic Park) sparked new interest in a German bid for the Olympic Games, but bearing in mind how German Olympic bids ended in the past 30 years, I'm still sceptical sadly whether Germany can pull that off against strong public opposition in times of a corrupt, greedy and oblivious IOC. But that said, let's take a step back down memory lane to another time - seemingly more carefree and innocent, even if horrible things were about to happen during those, the "serene Games" of Munich 1972. Here is a great video I found today on Twitter, commemorating that sunny and mild Bavarian late summer day when the Games of the XX Olympiad opened. Enjoy some great pictures capturing the spirit of the summer of 1972, behind the scenes of an opening ceremony that back then stunned the world especially with its music for the parade of nations. You can hear some parts of that music in the video, too. The pictures were taken by a photographer who was accompanied by his son to the opening ceremony who now composed this video. https://gerdhachmann.hamburg/wernerhachmann/reisen/deutschland/bayern/muenchen1972.mp4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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