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The remains of the helicopter 6 September
1972: Olympic hostages killed in gun battle

All nine of the Israeli athletes kidnapped on Tuesday from the Olympic Village in Munich are killed in a gun battle at a nearby airport.

Steve Redgrave 23 September
2000: Redgrave wins fifth Olympic gold
British rower Steve Redgrave makes Olympic history at the Sydney Games by winning his fifth consecutive gold medal.

Ben Johnson winning the 100m gold (AP) 27 September
1988: Johnson stripped of Olympic gold
Sprinter Ben Johnson is sent home from the Seoul Olympic Games in disgrace.

Mary Decker minutes after falling 11 August
1984: Zola Budd in race trip controversy
British athlete sparks controversy in the 3,000m Olympics final as American favourite Mary Decker trips over her.

20 Jul 1952: Zatopek wins gold at Helsinki

11 Sep 1960: Rudolph takes third Olympic gold

18 Aug 1964: South Africa banned from Olympics

02 Oct 1968: Student riots threaten Mexico Olympics

17 Oct 1968: Black athletes make silent protest

22 Aug 1972: Rhodesia out of Olympics

17 Jul 1976: African countries boycott Olympics

11 Feb 1976: John Curry skates to Olympic gold

25 Mar 1980: Britain will go to Moscow Olympics

14 Feb 1984: British ice couple score Olympic gold

08 May 1984: Moscow pulls out of US Olympics

24 Sep 1988: Gold for Johnson in 100m sprint

25 Jul 1992: World unites at Barcelona Olympics

13 Jul 1993: Green light for Manchester Olympics

05 Mar 1993: Johnson gets life ban from athletics

27 Jul 1996: Bomb rocks Atlanta Olympics

25 Jan 1999: Olympic officials face bribery charges

28 Aug 2004: Second gold for Kelly Holmes

06 Jul 2005: London to host 2012 Olympics
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