The Munich Games of 1972 will forever be overshadowed by tragedy. But it’s also the Games that brought us sporting achievement of Mark Spitz, Lasse Verin, Olga Korbut.and, featured in this programme, Mary Peters.
In this programme the much-missed and never-equalled broadcaster and commentator Peter Jones looks back at the highs and lows of the 1972 Olympics.
Olympic Memories was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on 8 April 1984
The Munich Olympics are also recalled in tonight’s edition of the Radio 2 series The Ballads of the Games.