When the men’s Olympic basketball team takes the court in Rio this month few of its players, and perhaps even fewer of the fans, will remember what took place 44 years ago at the 1972 Games in Munich, Germany.
There has never been such an Olympics, before or since. Swimmer Mark Spitz won an unheard of seven gold medals, gymnast Olga Korbut from Russia burst onto the world scene, and the U.S. men’s basketball team lost to the Russians in the most controversial game ever played.
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