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The XX Summer Olympic Games were held in Munich from 26th August to 11th September 1972. In total, there were 7 894 athletes representing 122 nations.




 The official delegation of the Principality of Monaco, led by Michel Ravarino, President of the Monegasque Shooting Federation, assisted by Robert Agliardi and Edmond Durrieu, was composed of one fencer and four shooters. 


Opening Ceremony of the XX Munich Olympic Games - 1972


  • Fencing: Jean-Charles Sénéca,
  • 50 metre rifle: Joe Barral, ranking 23rd and Pierre,
  • Boisson, ranking 71st out of 101 participants,
  • Ball Trap: Paul Cerutti, ranking 46th out of 70 participants,
  • Three-position rifle: Francis Boisson.



Francis Boisson, Joë Barral, Robert Agliardi, Pierre Boisson and Paul Cerutti.

Two days after the closing of the 1972 Summer Olympics, marred by a terrorist attack against Israeli athletes, the President of the I.O.C., Avery Brundage, handed over his power to Lord Killanin, Consul of Monaco in Ireland and presented him, in Lausanne, with the symbolic key of the Château de Vidy, the I.O.C. headquarters since 1968.






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