’72 U.S. Olympic basketball team arrives in central Kentucky for reunion
History comes to life this weekend in central Kentucky with the reunion of the 1972 United States Olympic basketball team. The group that was cheated out of the gold medal by a controversial ending in their game with the U.S.S.R. voted in the locker room that night to refuse the silver medal, and they left Munich as one. They’ve since not agreed to accept the silver despite repeated urgings by the International Olympic Committee, nor have they ever reunited – until now.
Thanks to the combined efforts of team member Kenny Davis, an alumnus of Georgetown College, and former sportswriter Billy Reed, who now serves as the college’s scholar-in-residence, the team will celebrate their decision with a series of events, including panel discussions on Friday at Georgetown College and a banquet on Saturday at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington.
The panel discussions are open to the public Friday; a limited number of tickets are available for the dinner on Saturday.
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