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Games of the XX Olympiad: Munich 1972

Munich 1972 Summer Olympics

Last modified: 2023-06-10 by zachary harden
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[Olympic Games 1972 (Germany), version 1] 3:1      [Olympic Games 1972 (Germany), version 2] 3:1      [Olympic Games 1972 (Germany), version 3] 3:1 all three by M. Schmöger

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The Flag

The flag of the Munich Olympic Games 1972 was higher than wide (3:1) and had the Olympic rings and the emblem of the Munich Olympic Games in the upper hoist corner. There were three variants of the flag, only differing in the colours:

  1. rings and emblem light blue, on a white background;
  2. rings and emblem white, on a light green background; and
  3. rings and emblem white, on a light blue background.

M. Schmöger, 13 August 1997

I would add that there were more variants of this flag, based on this photo. They also used flags with red, dark green, blue and orange background.
Zoltan Horvath, 23 April 2012


[Olympic Games 1972 (Germany), version 1] [Olympic Games 1972 (Germany), version 1] images located by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 January 2017

An offer for a hanging pennant for München 1972 appeared on ebay. It has a red stripe of approximately a quarter of the hoist, with on it in white the Olympic Emblem and the 1972 emblem. The field is yellow, maybe ochre. Along the hoist it says München on the dexter part of the field and 1972 on the sinister part, all in white.
Checking further images shows its reverse (or maybe rather its obverse) is the same, but with different colours: The field is dark aqua, the stripe is white, the emblems are in the field colour, and the texts in the stripe colour. What exactly this is, I don't know. I include smaller versions of the photograph. I sought no permission to reuse; they're just intended to help understanding or redrawing.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 January 2017