A Record of Terrorist Episodes on the Olympics

Terrorism and Security in the Olympics

Security is a fundamental notion in sports activities. Nowadays sportsmen are viewed often through the media, accordingly they will be recognizable. In the Olympics security measures should be taken up to protect the sports athletes. There are many distinct nationalities involved therefore protection has to be used order to make certain that there arent conflicting sights that may be damaging towards another crew. But frequently it can't be prevented.

On the morning of September 5, 1972, the customers of the Israeli delegation awoke in their quarters in the Olympic village to the desperate cries of wrestling referee Joseph Gottfreund. Eight Arab commandos (from the Palestinian terrorist organization Dark September) broke in to the Olympic substance in Munich. So that they can create time for an escape, Joseph Gottfreund tried out to block off the entranceway to the quarters so as to stall the intruders. He informed his co-workers to leave the premises. The terrorist shot and killed him instantly along with Yaakov Springer, the weightlifting referee. Those in the adjoining apartments who weren't woken by the muffled cries had been woken from the sounds of equipment guns. The commandos after that took nine others of the eighteen-member Israeli Olympic staff hostage. Then they settled into the substance for a siege. The terrorists imprisoned and tangled up the sports athletes and their coaches in the apartments. These were moved into among the delegates room where these were guarded by eight of the terrorists. Their weapons included sub-equipment guns, pistols and grenades. Moshe Weinberg, a wrestling referee, and Joseph Romano, a weightlifter, had been killed during an attempt to free themselves from the terrorists.