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The 1972 Simmer Olympics, offeecially kent as the Gemmes o the XX Olympiad, wis an internaitional multi-sport event held in Munich, Wast Germany, frae August 26 tae September 11, 1972, the sportin naitur o which wis lairgely owershadowed bi the Munich massacre in which eleven Israeli athletes an coaches, a Wast German police officer, an five Black September terrorists wur killed.

XI Olympic Winter Gemmes
Host ceetySapporo, Japan
Naitions pairteecipatin121
Athletes pairteecipatin7,170 (6,075 men, 1,095 weemen)
Events35 in 6 sports (10 disciplines)
Appenin ceremonyAugust 26
Closin ceremonyFebruar 13
Offeecially appened biPreses Gustav Heinemann
Athlete's OathHeidi Schüller
Judge's OathHeinz Pollay
Olympic TorchGünther Zahn
StadiumOlympic Stadium