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The forgotten drama of Munich Olympics: how NI cyclist's dream was left in tatters

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Northern Irish cyclist Noel Teggart in action

Northern Irish cyclist Noel Teggart in action

Northern Irish cyclist Noel Teggart in action

The remarkable story of how a bitter divide in Irish cycling derailed a Co Down man's dream of winning an Olympic medal at the 1972 Munich Games will be aired tomorrow.

Banbridge man Noel Teggart was the only Northern Ireland representative on the official Irish Olympic cycling team in Germany that year and was in the form of his life.

However, the sport on the island of Ireland was divided. On one side were the two internationally recognised bodies north and south of the border, and on the other was the National Cycling Association (NCA) - a group that wanted an all-Ireland organisation.