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1972 Summer Olympic Games

 

Munich, West Germany

The 17th Games was attended by an unprecedented 122 nations with 7156 competitors (6086 men and 1070 women) also a record. It was the first Olympics to welcome over 1000 female participants. The Soviet Union came top of the medal table for the first time since 1960, and 48 countries won medals.
The event was blighted, though, by the murder of 11 of the Israeli delegation after Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic village.

Medal Table

 

 
NATION
GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
TOTAL
1
SOVIET UNION
50
27
22
99
2
UNITED STATES
33
31
30
 94
3
EAST GERMANY
 20
23
23
66
4
WEST GERMANY
13
11
16
40
5
JAPAN
13
 8
8
29
6
AUSTRALIA
8
7
2
17
7
POLAND
7
5
9
21
8
HUNGARY
6
13
16
35
9
BULGARIA
6
10
5
21
10
ITALY
5
3
10
18
11
SWEDEN
4
6
6
16
12
GREAT BRITAIN
4
5
9
18
13
ROMANIA
3
6
7
16
14=
CUBA
3
1
4
8
14=
FINLAND
3
1
4
8
16
NETHERLANDS
3
1
1
5
17
FRANCE
2
4
7
13
18
CZECHOSLOVAKIA
2
4
2
8
19
KENYA
2
3
4
9
20
YUGOSLAVIA
2
1
2
5
21
NORWAY
2
1
1
4
22
NORTH KOREA
1
1
3
5
23
NEW ZEALAND
1
1
1
3
24
UGANDA
1
1
-
2
25
DENMARK
1
-
-
1
26
SWITZERLAND
-
3
-
3
27
CANADA
-
2
3
5
28
IRAN
-
2
1
3
29=
BELGIUM
-
2
-
2
29=
GREECE
-
2
-
2
31=
AUSTRIA
-
1
2
3
31=
COLOMBIA
-
1
2
3
33=
ARGENTINA
-
1
-
1
33=
LEBANON
-
1
-
1
33=
MEXICO
-
1
-
1
33=
MONGOLIA
-
1
-
1
33=
PAKISTAN
-
1
-
1
33=
SOUTH KOREA
-
1
-
1
33=
TUNISIA
-
1
-
1
33=
TURKEY
-
1
-
1
41
BRAZIL
-
-
2
2
41=
ETHIOPIA
-
-
2
2
43=
GHANA
-
-
1
1
43=
INDIA
-
-
1
1
43=
JAMAICA
-
-
1
1
43=
NIGER
-
-
1
1
43=
NIGERIA
-
-
1
1
43=
SPAIN
-
-
1
1



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