Olympic Village, Munich

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

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.

Since 1973 the former male section is now another neighborhood, and the female area is used as student housing (German: "Studentenviertel auf dem Oberwiesenfeld" or "Studentendorf"). Said area was completely torn down and rebuilt from zero. On the night of 4 August 2007, a student 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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  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