Logo Quiz of the Day : 485

Hint: Darkest games ever.
Answer: The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad
The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Munich, in what was then West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972.
The 1972 Summer Olympics were the second Summer Olympics to be held in Germany, after the 1936 Games in Berlin, which had taken place under the Nazi regime. Mindful of the connection, the West German Government were anxious to take the opportunity of the Munich Olympics to present a new, democratic and optimistic Germany to the world, as shown by the Games' official motto, "the Happy Games." The emblem of the Games was a blue solar logo (the "Bright Sun"). The Olympic mascot, the dachshund "Waldi", was the first officially named Olympic mascot. The Games also saw the introduction of the now-universal sports pictograms designed by Otl Aicher. Soon, however, the killings of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian gunmen in an event known as the Munich massacre took center stage.
The Olympic Park (Olympiapark) is based on Frei Otto's plans and after the Games became a Munich landmark. The competition sites, designed by architect Günther Behnisch, included the Olympic swimming hall, the Olympics Hall (Olympiahalle, a multipurpose facility) and the Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion), and an Olympic village very close to the park. The design of the stadium was considered revolutionary, with sweeping canopies of acrylic glass stabilized by metal ropes, used on such a large scale for the first time.

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Chandramohan said...
October 9, 2010 at 2:39 PM

20TH SUMMER OLYMPICS-MUNICH 1972

indian said...
October 9, 2010 at 2:49 PM

1972 -- SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES AT MUNICH.

Varun Aiyengar said...
October 9, 2010 at 6:30 PM

the XXth Olympics held in West Germany in 1972 where the Israeli contingent was taken captive by terrorists and later killed.

varun said...
October 10, 2010 at 12:08 PM

1972 summer olympics>>munich massacre

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