Terrorism in the Olympics Essay
Security is a fundamental notion in sports. Nowadays athletes are viewed often through the media, therefore they are recognizable. In the Olympics security measures must be taken to protect the athletes. There are many different nationalities involved therefore security has to be taken in order to ensure that there aren't conflicting views that could possibly be damaging towards another team. But quite often it cannot be prevented.
On the morning of September 5, 1972, the members 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 Black …show more content…
The remaining Israeli team decided to leave the Olympic games but the Committee did not cancel the games following the murders. The games were put back on after only a twenty four-hour break period. This left the world shocked and offended. Israel's call to halt the Games was left unnoticed, for no other Olympic team joined them in their boycott. However five other athletes, non-Jewish, left the Games for reasons of conscience. Germany's hopes for peaceful games, devoid of politics died too. But the Olympic spirit was too strong to snuff out.
Twenty five years later a bombing occurs at Centennial Olympic