Yearbook, Sept. 5: The Munich massacre9/4/20120 SharesEmailCommentPlay10:26Munich MassacreOn September 5, 1972, eleven Israeli athletes were taken hostage by Palestinian terrorists at the Summer Olympics in Munich and later killed during a botched rescue attempt at a nearby airport. It remains one of the worst moments in world sports' history. Patrick Dorsey, ESPN Editor ClosePatrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).Follow on Twitter0 SharesEmailPrintCommentSept. 5, 1972: On this day 40 years ago came one of the darkest moments in sports history, when Palestinian terrorists kidnapped and later killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Jeremy Schaap tells the harrowing story.