The terrorist group Black September took hostage and killed 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team, forever marring the image of the 1972 Olympics. Spitz, a Jewish Olympian, had to be taken out of West Germany before the end of the Olympics.RANK: 49 LOCATION: Munich, Germany DATE: 9/4/1972 CATEGORY: Summer Olympics

By Layden
March 02, 2013

In the midst of one of the greatest tragedies in Olympic history, Mark Spitz won a record seven gold medals in the pools. Known for his dark mustache, Spitz set world records in all seven events that he won gold medals in.

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