More Sports / Track & Field Dec 17, 2016

1972 Olympic discus champion Melnik dies at 71

Faina Melnik, the 1972 Olympic women's discus champion from the Soviet Union, has died, the Russian track and field federation said Friday. She was 71. Melnik won her Olympic gold medal in an event in which the top eight finishers all threw further than the ...

'Munich 72 and Beyond' chronicles aftermath

Olympics | OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK Sep 26, 2015

'Munich 72 and Beyond' chronicles aftermath

by Ed Odeven

Forty-three years ago this month, the Munich Massacre shocked the world. It was "the very first time that a terror attack was reported and broadcast, in real time, across the globe," reported in an August 2013 retrospective. During the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, 17 people ...