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Munich 1972 - Key Facts

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October 12, 2011
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Dates
August 26 - September 11

Other candidate cities
Montreal, Madrid, Detroit

Mascot
Waldi the dachshund

Participants
7,134 (1,059 women)

Participating nations
121

Sports
23 (demonstration sports badminton and water skiing)

Events
195

Medals given out
600

Games declared open by
West Germany's President Gustav Heineman

Last relay bearer of the Olympic flame
Gunther Zahn (Germany, track and field)

Olympic flame lit by
Gunther Zahn (Germany, track and field)

Olympic oath read by
Heidi Schuller (Germany, track and field)

IOC president
Avery Brundage (USA)

Television rights
$17.62 million dollars

Accredited journalists
4587

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