Munich Memorial Opens
In 2014 we pledged to support the construction of a memorial in Munich to honor the victims of the 1972 Summer Olympics terrorist attack.
Since that time we have participated in design meetings, watched as the builders broke ground to begin construction, and listened to the surviving family members as they shared with us their personal experiences with grief after losing their loved ones. We have been honored to be involved in each step towards the memorial's completion.
Now, as we approach the 45th anniversary of the attack, the Munich Memorial Project is complete. Next week GSD Board Members and staff will travel to Munich to participate in a remembrance ceremony, after which the memorial will be unveiled and open to the public.
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This project has been a collaborative effort between The City of Munich, The Federal Republic of Germany, the International Olympic Committee, the German Olympic Sports Confederation, and The Foundation for Global Sports Development.