1980 Summer Olympics

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Games of the XXII Olympiad

Host city Moscow, U.S.S.R.
Nations participating 80
Athletes participating 5,217
(4,093 men, 1,124 women)
Events 203 in 21 sports
Opening ceremony July 19, 1980
Closing ceremony August 3, 1980
Officially opened by Leonid Brezhnev
Athlete's Oath Nikolay Andrianov
Judge's Oath Aleksandr Medved (wrestling)
Olympic Torch Sergei Belov (basketball)
Stadium Central Lenin Stadium

The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union. Another candidate in the bid to organize the Olympics was Los Angeles. The choice between them was made on October 23, 1974 in the 75th IOC session. Moscow defeated Los Angeles by 39 votes to 20. The yachting events were held in Tallinn; preliminary matches and the quarter-finals of the football (soccer) tournament were held, besides Moscow, at the stadiums of Leningrad, Kiev, and Minsk.

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[edit] Highlights

Image:1980 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.jpg
Closing Ceremony. Bear Cub Misha, the mascot, flying into the sky.

[edit] Venues

¹ New facilities constructed in preparation for the Olympic Games. ² Existing facilities modified or refurbished in preparation for the Olympic Games.

[edit] Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

[edit] Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games:

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR (host nation) 80 69 46 195
2 Image:Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 47 37 42 126
3 Image:Flag of Bulgaria 1971-1990.png Bulgaria 8 16 17 41
4 Image:Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba 8 7 5 20
5 Image:Flag of Italy.svg Italy 8 3 4 15
6 Image:Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 7 10 15 32
7 Image:Romania flag 1947-1989.png Romania 6 6 13 25
8 Image:Flag of France.svg France 6 5 3 14
9 Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 5 7 9 21
10 Image:Flag of Poland (bordered).svg Poland 3 14 15 32

[edit] Participating nations

[edit] See also

[edit] Olympics with significant boycotts

[edit] External links

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1980 Summer Olympics

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