On September 9, 1972, a sudden, shocking turn of events snatched victory from the United States in the Olympic gold medal basketball game in Munich, Germany. Officially, the Soviet Union beat the United States, 51-50, on a desperate basket at the final buzzer.
Forty years after that final buzzer sounded, 12 silver medals lay unclaimed in a storage room maintained for the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. History says those silver medals belong to the Americans. The members of the 1972 team,
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who today still continue the fight for their gold medals, say that “history” is mistaken.