15 Most Disturbing Things That Happened During The Olympics
The Olympics bring joy to people across the world as elite athletes from many diverse nations come together to compete. However, there can be a dark side to an otherwise glorious event. In no particular order, here is our list of the most disturbing events to occur as part of the Olympics.
STREET DOGS 2014In 2014 the Sochi Olympic committee arranged the mass euthanization of thousands of stray dogs from the city. The decision sparked outrage among animal lovers and animal rights’ groups.
BLACK SEPTEMBER, 1972
The 1972 Olympics in Munich were marred by the kidnapping of 11 Israeli athletes held hostage by the Palestinian group known as “Black September”. All 11 athletes, the 5 kidnappers and a policeman were ultimately killed in a failed rescue attempt.
NICOLAE BERECHET, 1936
Romanian boxer Nicolae Berechet, died just before competing in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games due to blood poisoning possibly acquired as a result of the violent sport.