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Sound coverage for a modern athletic event is a complex and expensive undertaking. The demand of local sound reinforcement and instantaneous audio reporting on radio and television required an array of equipment unmatched by other public events. The 20th Olympiad in Munich, which ranked as the largest communications event of the century to date, also included the most comprehensive audio system ever assembled. The three aspects of audio coverage are described.

JAES Volume 21 Issue 5 pp. 381-387; June 1973
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