The RM was my first experience of a squat program that hadn’t followed linear workout-to-workout or weekly progression. I had maxed at a 165kg squat around 5 weeks before starting the program (my 5RM suggested that a stronger squat should have been possible) but my squatting since then had been fairly inconsistent due to travelling for work and going on holiday in August. Keeping both of these details in mind, plus a couple of technique points that needed to be fixed, we decided to start conservatively with a max of , from which the calculator turned out a nice, convenient starting weight of 130kg. This is what it generated for the nine weeks:
“Under these exceptional circumstances, Russian athletes in any of the 28 Olympic summer sports have to assume the consequences of what amounts to a collective responsibility in order to protect the credibility of the Olympic competitions, and the “presumption of innocence” cannot be applied to them. On the other hand, according to the rules of natural justice, individual justice, to which every human being is entitled, has to be applied. This means that each affected athlete must be given the opportunity to rebut the applicability of collective responsibility in his or her individual case.”
Slavin was born in Minsk , Belarus SSR , and had taken up wrestling as a youth to defend himself against anti-Semitic attacks.  Slavin soon became noted as a talented wrestler, and won the Soviet Greco-Roman wrestling middleweight junior championship in 1971.  Slavin had moved to Israel just four months before the Olympic games  and he joined Hapoel Tel Aviv and the Israeli Olympic Team . The 1972 Olympics was due to be his first international competition for Israel, and Slavin had been considered Israel's most likely medal winner at the Munich games.  He was the youngest Israeli Olympian competing at the games.