Munich 1972

Games Trivia


The Munich 1972 emblem depicts rays of light and and represents "the bright sun". It was designed to capture the light, fresh spirit of "Radiant Munich".


Waldi was the first official Olympic mascot. He is a Dachshund- a popular breed of dog in Germany- and is predominantly blue with stripes of most of the other Olympic colours, excluding those colors related to the Nazi Party.


Otl Aicher, designer of the Olympic mascot, Waldi, also created sports pictograms for the Munich 1972 Olympics. It was the first time the now-universal sports pictograms were used in Olympic competition.