Kin of slain Olympians file suit

In that settlement, the plaintiffs agreed not to pursue any further claims in the case, the Munich judge also said in October.

On the 11th day of the Olympics in September 1972, members of the Black September movement infiltrated the Olympic village, killing two Israeli athletes and taking nine others hostage, demanding the release of 200 Arab prisoners in Israel.

In a shootout at the airport later that day when German police attempted to free the hostages, all nine hostages were killed, as were a German police officer and five of the terrorists.

Relatives of the victims have pointed to a report that surfaced in 1992 showing that the police rescue effort had been bungled.