10 Terror Attacks in Sports

True sports fans are really serious about the games. Each mage is much more than just another episode of Entertainment for them. Sports is a field in which these crazy fans see their nations, cities, states, etc. win. That is why, it is not uncommon at the grounds to see people getting emotional and crying, or shouting at the top of their voice in anger or excitement. Passion in case of sports is not uncommon or unnatural.

But, sometimes, things get out of hand, like in case of most other things in the world. Some fanatics, to prove their loyalty, take the most disturbing paths. They attack opponent teams, causing shock and pain, and hurting players as well as other people. Some of the most horrifying sports attacks are considered as terrorist attacks. Let us take a look at 10 Terror Attacks in Sports.

10 Terror Attacks in Sports

10. 1972 Munich Olympics

10 Terror Attacks in Sports
10 Terror Attacks in Sports

The 1972 Munich Games witnessed what is universally accepted as the darkest day in the History of Olympics. The Israeli national team was taken hostage by the Palestinian militant group called Black September. It was a 16 hour siege, after which, a manslaughter took place, as 11 of the athletes and coaches, as well as a German police officer, were all killed. While the world watched, horrified, ABC broadcaster Jim McKay broke the news: “My father used to say our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized. They’re all gone.” For the first time in Olympics history, the competition got suspended as a memorial service, in the presence of 80,000 spectators and 3,000 athletes.

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9. 1996 Atlanta Olympics

10 Terror Attacks in Sports
10 Terror Attacks in Sports

1996 Atlanta Olympics led to the building of Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta as the town square of the event. Thousands of spectators gathered for a music concert held at the park on July 27, 1996. A knapsack with three bombs had been planted underneath a bench there, and detonated by Eric Rudolph, a former explosives expert for the United States Army, who believed that “the conception and purpose of the so-called Olympic movement is to promote the values of global socialism.” He wanted to “confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand,” killing 2 people and injuring another 120.

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