Munich 1972: Munich Massacre
The 1972 Olympic Games were interrupted by the Palestinian terrorist attack against Israel’s team. Eight Palestine terrorists cooperated with the Black September organization entered the Olympic Village and mudered two members of the Israeli team, took nine others hostage, attempting to negotiate for releasing 200 Palestinian prisoners. After a negotiation with an inadequate German police force, the terrorists were arranged transportation to fleevhemselves and the hostages to a nearby airport where the terrorists killed the Israeli hostages after the German police force failed at their ambush attempt. At the end, five Palestinian terrorists and one German police officer were killed.
Montreal 1976: African Countries Boycott Olympics
Under section 37 of the Durban beach signed in Durban, South Africa in 1989, it states the beach is for whites only which the official languages are English, Afrikaans while the language of the black population group in the Durban area is Zulu.
Over two dozen African countries boycotted the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal after the IOC refused to ban New Zealand from the Games as an attempt to pay back the event that New Zealand’s national rugby team had toured South Africa, a country that had been banned from the Olympics since 1964 due to its apartheid policies.
Although the boycott failed in banning New Zealand from the Games, it did have a significant social, financial and athletic effect on the Games by bringing worldwide attention to apartheid policies in South Africa.
Rio de Janeiro 2016: Refugee Olympic Team
Ten refugee athletes originally from Syria, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo were chosen to compete in the first ever Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. The IOC created this team with the purpose to bring the refugee crisis to the international forefront. Athletes were in the squad, and each got trained in a host country (Kenya, Belgium, Luxembourg, Brazil, or Germany) competing as judokas, distance runners, sprinters, and swimmers— made their entrance to the opening ceremony before host country Brazil, carrying the Olympic flag.