Olympic Village, Munich

The Olympic Village (German: "Olympisches Dorf") was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany and was used to house the athletes during the games. The Munich massacre took place in one of its apartment blocks, Connollystraße 31; the street was named for an Irish-American participant in the 1896 Olympics.[1] The Olympic Village is in the north part of the Olympiapark.

The Olympic Village in Munich as viewed from the Olympic Tower.

Since 1973, the former male section is a neighborhood, and the female area is used as student housing area (German: "Studentenviertel auf dem Oberwiesenfeld" or "Studentendorf"). Some of the areas of this condominium needed to be completely rebuilt, right after a student revolt. On the night of 4 August 2007, party turned into a small riot, leading to heavy vandalism and the destruction of two houses by a set fire. In the night, 150 police officers were sent to control the situation.[2]

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Olympic Park Munich

Olympic Park Munich
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Olympic Stadium
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Olympic Hall
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Theatron
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Aquatic Center
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Small Olympic Hall
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Olympic Tower
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Olympic Ice Sports Center
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Olympic Village
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SAP Garden
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Olympic Mountain

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  1. ^ 1972 Summer Olympics official report (vol 2, part 2. pp. 194-97), la84foundation.org; accessed 8 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Schwere Randale im Olympiapark" [Severe rioting in the Olympic Park]. Der Spiegel (in German). 5 August 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2021.

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Coordinates: 48°10′54″N 11°33′3″E / 48.18167°N 11.55083°E / 48.18167; 11.55083