I don’t know about you but I am really looking forward to watching the Olympics which officially begin this Friday in London England! To honor this auspicious event, I thought I would dig deep into the archives and share some photos of the Munich Olympic grounds.
Way back in 1982 I took my first trip to Europe and my first stop was the wonderful capital of Bavaria, Munich Germany! During this trip I decided to visit the Olympic grounds where, in 1972, Munich hosted the 20th and their second Olympic games.
Besides gymnastics, swimming and diving are two of my favorite events at any Olympics and 1972 was no exception!
Of course, I couldn’t miss the pool where the one Olympian that made my heart beat faster swam! Mark Spitz won a world record 7 medals in a single Olympics in this very pool! Each of his medals were also earned in World Record times.
My love affair with Munich, Bavaria and Germany started on this trip and the Olympic grounds were an enjoyable part of this memorable trip.
Have you visited any Olympic grounds?
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Maybe I’ll see you there!