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Encyclopedia > 1980 Summer Olympics
Games of the XXII Olympiad

Host city Moscow, U.S.S.R.
Nations participating 80[1]
Athletes participating 5,179
(4,064 men, 1,115 women)[1]
Events 203 in 21 sports
Opening ceremony July 19
Closing ceremony August 3
Officially opened by Leonid Brezhnev
Athlete's Oath Nikolay Andrianov
Judge's Oath Aleksandr Medved
Olympic Torch Sergei Belov
Stadium Luzhniki Stadium
Badge, released in the USSR
Badge, released in the USSR

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 in Vienna, Austria . 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. It was the first Games ever held in Eastern Europe. Image File history File links 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow logo from the International Olympic Committee Originally Image:1980S_emblem_b. ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ... Soviet redirects here. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (Russian: , Leonid Ilič Brežnev) December 19, 1906 [O.S. December 19, 1906] – November 10, 1982) was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (and thus de facto ruler of the USSR) from 1964 to 1982, serving in that position longer than anyone... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Nikolai Andrianov Nikolai Efimovich Andrianov (Russian:Николай Ефимович Андрианов) (b. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Alexander Medved (Belarusian: Алякса́ндр Васíлевiч Мядзве́дзь; Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Медве́дь) (born September 16, 1937 in Belaya Tserkov, Ukrainian SSR) is a famous Soviet/Belarusian wrestler. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Sergei Alexandrovič Belov (Russian: Сергей Александрович Белов; born January 23, 1944 in Nashevoko, Russia) is a former basketball player, most notably playing for the Soviet Union at Olympic Games. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... The Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex (Большая спортивная арена Олимпийского комплекса Лужники) in Moscow, or briefly Luzhniki Stadium (Стадион Лужники), is the biggest sports stadium in Russia. ... Image File history File links USSR_badge_1980_Summer_Olympics_Emblem. ... Image File history File links USSR_badge_1980_Summer_Olympics_Emblem. ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... This is the list of International Olympic Committee (IOC) meetings. ... “Wien” redirects here. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Yachting is a physical activity involving boats. ... County Area 159. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: , Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587 ft) Population (2006)  - City 4,450,968  - Density 3,299/km² (8,544. ... Location of Minsk, shown within the Minsk Voblast Coordinates: Country Subdivision Belarus Minsk Founded 1067 Government  - Mayor Mikhail Pavlov Area  - City 305. ...

Contents

General Overview

  • Although approximately half of the 24 countries which boycotted the 1976 Summer Olympics participated in these, the Games were disrupted by another, even larger, boycott led by the United States followed by 64 other countries in protest of the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Only 10 of these nations had won medals in Montreal. Because a number of countries were unlikely to have gone to Moscow anyway for financial reasons, they found it politically expedient to say they were boycotting the Games. It is difficult to compile an exact list of boycotting nations. Olympic historians put the number at 45–50.
  • Eighty one nations participated — the lowest number since 1956. The nations that did compete won 71% of the medals, including 71% of the gold medals, at Montreal. In contrast the nations that competed in LA 1984 had won 49% of the medals, including 42% of the gold medals, at Montreal.
  • The Italians won 4 times as many gold medals as they had in Montreal and the French multiplied their gold medal results by 3.Romania won more gold medals than it had at any previous Olympics.In total medals it was Ireland's most successful Olympics since Melbourne 1956. The same is true for Great Britain."Third World" athletes qualified for more events and took more medals than at any previous Olympics.
  • 21% of the competitors were female — a higher percentage than at any previous Olympics.
  • There were 203 events — more than at any previous Olympics.
  • 36 World records, 39 European records and 74 Olympic records were set.
  • In total this is more records than were set at Montreal.
  • Olympic records were improved on 241 times in the course of the competitions and world records were beaten 97 times.
  • As of 2007 4 Olympic records set in 1980 still stand — East German women 4×100 metres relay 41.6 seconds; Shot Put Ilona Slupianek of East Germany 22.41 metres; Soviet Nadezhda Olizarenko 800 metres, 1.53.43; Modern Pentathlon Soviet Anatoli Starostin 5568 points.
  • The impact of the boycott was mixed. Some events like field hockey and equestrian sports were hard hit. Others like boxing, judo, rowing, swimming, track and field and weightlifting actually had more participants than in 1976.
  • 8 nations appeared for the first time at an Olympics — Angola, Vietnam, Botswana, Laos, Nicaragua, Seychelles, Mozambique and Cyprus. Zimbabwe also made its first appearance. It had previously competed as Rhodesia.
  • Athletes from 25 countries won Olympic gold (same as LA and 1 less than Montreal) and competitors from 36 countries became Olympic medallists.
  • The USSR won 16 gold medal titles in Montreal that they failed to retain in Moscow (Women's platform diving; Kayak fours, men 1000 metres; kayak doubles, women 500 metres; canoeing doubles, men 500 metres; canoeing doubles, men 1000 metres; fencing foil women's team; gymnastics men's floor exercise; men's handball team final; Rowing coxed fours men; weightlifting lightweight, middle heavyweight; judo, heavyweight; Graeco-Roman wrestling (lightweight, welterweight, light heavyweight, heavyweight).
  • Associated Press,on the basis of a comparative analysis of the best results of 1980 including national championships of the leading sports powers of the world noted that even if American,Japanese,Canadians and West German competitors had taken part in the Games the USSR and East Germany would have headed the medal table as they had in Montreal.
  • Major broadcasters of the Games were USSR State TV and Radio (1,370 accreditation cards), Eurovision (31 countries, 818 cards) and Intervision (11 countries, 342 cards).[2] Asahi TV with 68 cards provided coverage for Japan, while [[Organizaci�n de Televisi�n Iberoamericana|OTI]] representing the Spanish-speaking world received 59 cards and the Channel Seven provided coverage for Australia (48 cards).[2] NBC, which had intended to be another major broadcaster, cancelled its coverage in response to the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, and became a minor broadcaster with 56 accreditation cards,[2] the network did air highlights and recaps of the games on a regular basis. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation almost canceled their plans for coverage after Canada took part in the boycott and was represented by 9 cards.[2]
  • The tv centre used 20 tv channels.Montreal had used 16,Munich 12,Mexico 7.
  • During the opening ceremony, Salyut 6 crew Leonid Popov and Valery Ryumin sent their greetings to the Olympians and wished them happy starts in the live communication between the station and the Central Lenin Stadium. They appeared on the stadium's scoreboard and their voices were translated via loud speakers.[3]
  • According to the Official Report, submitted to the IOC by the NOC of the USSR, total expenditures for the preparations for and staging of the Games were 862.7 million rubles, total revenues being 744.8 million rubles.
  • A series of commemorative coins was released in the USSR in 1977–1980 to commemorate the event. It consisted of five platinum coins, six gold coins, 28 silver coins and six copper-nickel coins.
  • Athletes reported that some Soviet fans at the track and field events were excessively jingoistic, even booing athletes of close USSR allies such as East Germany and Poland. In contrast the crowds at the women's gymnastic events were reported "to be better behaved than many we have seen in recent years".
  • There were 5 million spectators in the arenas — 1.5 million more than at Montreal.
  • There were 1,245 referees from 78 countries.
  • Prince Alexandre de Merode of Belgium, Chairman of the IOC Medical Commission stated that "There were 9,292 drug tests. None positive".
  • At the closing ceremony, the Los Angeles city flag — rather than the United States flag — was raised to symbolize the next host of the Olympic Games.

The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow was a part of a package of actions to protest against the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Combatants Soviet Union, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Afghan and foreign Mujahideen rebels supported by United States, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, China Commanders Soviet forces only Sergei Sokolov, Boris Gromov, Valentin Varennikov Abdul Haq, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Ismail Khan, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq Rahimuddin Khan Akhtar Abdur... The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice). ... The Olympic Hymn, also known informally as the Olympic Anthem, is a musical piece composed by Spyros Samaras with words taken by a poem of the Greek poet and writer Kostis Palamas. ... The New Zealand Olympic Committee (before 1994, The New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association) is the body in New Zealand responsible for selecting Athletes to represent New Zealand in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, as well as the Commonwealth Games. ... The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikipedia:Translation/Ilona Slupianek Ilona Slupianek, née Schoknecht (born 24 September 1956 in Demmin) is a retired German athlete who competed mainly in the shot put. ... Nadezhda Olizarenko (born 28 November 1953) is a retired athlete who competed mainly in the 800 metres. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... The Eurovision Network is part of the European Broadcasting Union. ... On-screen logo used by the Intervision Network. ... Categories: Tokyo | Television networks | Japanese television | Companies traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange | Japan-related stubs ... Channel Seven is an Australian television channel broadcasted by the Seven Network. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... Salyut 6 was a Soviet space station launched on September 29, 1977. ... Born in Aleksandriya, Kirovograd Oblast, Ukrainian SSR on [August 31], 1945. ... Valery Victorovitch Ryumin (born August 16, 1939 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur) was a Soviet cosmonaut. ... Live television refers to television broadcasts of events or performances on a delay of between zero and fifteen seconds, rather than from video recordings or film. ... A scoreboard is a large board for publicly displaying the score in a game or match. ... A loud speaker is a person or inanimate machine that speaks LOUD. ... Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ... National Olympic Committees (or NOCs) are the national constituents of the worldwide olympic movement. ... ISO 4217 Code SUR User(s) Soviet Union Subunit 1/100 kopek (копейка) Symbol руб kopek (копейка) к Plural rublya (gen. ... Commemorative coins were released in the USSR between 1965 and 1991. ... Platinum coins are an old form of money. ... Gold coins are one of the oldest forms of money. ... Silver coins are possibly the oldest form of money. ... Cupronickel is an alloy of copper, nickel and strengthening impurities, such as iron and manganese. ... Prince Alexandre de Merode (1934 - November 19, 2002) was a member of a Belgian princely house and the head of drug testing policy for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... The flag of Los Angeles. ...

Sporting Highlights

Archery

  • Tomi Poikolainen of Finland,who had not finished any of the previous 3 days shootings higher than 4th, came from 4th on the last day to win the men's archery competition,scoring 2455 points.He won gold just 3 points ahead of a Soviet. It was the equivalent of winning a marathon just a few paces ahead of a rival.
  • Women's archery gold was won by Ketevan Losaberidze ( USSR) who was also the world,European and Soviet champion.
  • Women's archery silver was won by Natalia Butuzova (USSR).In 1979 she had set 9 national records and 3 world records.

Tomi Poikolainen was a Finnish archer who participated in 5 Olympic competitions through the early 80s into the mid 90s. ...

Athletics

  • Ethiopian Miruts Yifter won the 5000 metre and 10000 metre athletics double, emulating Lasse Viren's 1972 and 1976 performances.
  • "I have a 90% chance of winning the 1,500 meters" wrote Steve Ovett in an article he did for one of Britain's sunday papers just before the start of the Olympics.After he won the 800 metres Olympic gold,beating the world record holder Sebastian Coe, Ovett boosted his claim saying he would not only win but would beat the world record by as much as 4 seconds.Ovett had won 45 straight 1,500 meter races since May 1977.In contrast Coe had competed in only 8 1,500 meter races between 1976-1980.But it is Coe who wins the gold.
  • Scotsman Allan Wells beat Cuban Sylvio Leonard and becomes the first Briton since 1924 to win the Olympic 100 meters.It was the closest 100m race at the Olympics in 28 years.It was a photo finish with both runners timed at 10.25 seconds.
  • Gerd Wessig — who had made the East German team only 2 weeks before the Games — easily won the gold medal with a 2.36m (7'9") high jump.This was 9cm higher than he had ever jumped before. For the first time in history the world record in high jump was broken at the Olympic Games.
  • The 1980 Olympic women's long jump competition produced a surprise when the 3rd string Soviet jumper, Tatiana Kolpakova, bested her compatriots and other competitors by setting a new Olympic record of 7.06m (23'2").
  • Poland's Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz won the pole vault with a jump of 5.78m (18'11.5") — only the 2nd pole vaulting world record to be established during an Olympics.The previous time had been at the Antwerp Olympics 1920.
  • In the pole vault competition,despite pleas for silence in 3 languages,jeers,chants and whistles among the different factions in the crowd supporting French,Soviet and Polish pole vaulters could be heard.
  • In the pole vault an athlete topped the Olympic record by 15cm (6") and yet was only 4th. Similarily athletes who broke the Olympic record in men's high jump by 5cm (2"), the women's long jump by 13cm (5"),and the women's javelin by 60cm (2'), wound up no better than 4th. 12 track and field athletes performed so well that their scores would have won any previous Olympics, yet at Moscow they went home without a medal.
  • In the long jump competition 3 women beat 23 feet for the first time ever in one competition.
  • Waldemar Cierpinski of East Germany won his second consecutive marathon gold.
  • Barbel Wockel of East Germany, winner of the 200 metres in Montreal, became the first woman to retain the title.
  • Tatiana Kazankina (USSR) retained the 1,500m title that she had won in Montreal.
  • Soviet walker Anatoly Solomin was leading the 20km walk with 1 lap to go when he was disqualified. The race was won by a hitherto little known Italian,Maurizio Damilano, in an Olympic record time.
  • For the first time in the history of the Olympics all 8 male participants in the long jump final beat the mark of 8 metres.
  • Spain and Bulgaria earned their first ever medals in Men's track.
  • Lutz Dombrowski (East Germany) won the long jump gold.His was the longest jump recorded at sea level and he became only the 2nd human to jump further than 28 feet.
  • In the triple jump final Viktor Saneyev who won gold at Mexico, Munich and Montreal won silver behind his compatriot Jaak Uudmäe.
  • Yuri Sedykh ( USSR) won gold in the hammer throw event.4 of his 6 throws broke the world record of 80m.No hammer thrower in the world had ever achieved this before.As in Montreal the USSR win gold,silver and bronze in this event.
  • Evelin Jahl (East Germany) the 1976 Olympic champion won discus gold again.She won with a new Olympic record - 69.96m.She had been undefeated since Montreal.
  • Cuba's Maria Colon won the women's javelin setting a new Olympic record and beating the favoured Soviet throwers.
  • Sara Simeoni of Italy won the women's high jump setting a new Olympic record.She had won a silver in Montreal(behind Rosemarie Ackermann of East Germany whom she defeated in Moscow) and would go on to win a silver in LA.
  • In track-and-field 6 world records,18 Olympic records and 9 best-results-of-the-year were registered.
  • In women's track-and-field events alone either a world or Olympic record was broken in almost every event.
  • Daley Thompson of Great Britain won the gold in the Decathlon.He won gold again at the L.A. Olympics.
  • Dainis Kula (USSR) won gold in the men's javelin.He also had the best sum total of throws,showing his consistency.He finished ahead of his teammate Alexander Makarov.
  • One popular rumour was that the stadium gates behind the javelin competition were opened each time a Soviet athlete threw, so there would be a following breeze. However a following wind would have been aerodynamically detrimental for the javelin. A following wind would hamper the throw, not help it. Instead slight headwinds favour the javelin thrower, giving the implement more lift.
  • IAAF President Adrian Paulen of Holland said "Whereas at the 1976 Games in Montreal the Jury of Appeal had to deal with 16 protests, the fact remains that in Moscow there were only 2. This was the smallest number of protests at any Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964".

Miruts Yifter (born May 15, 1944) is a former Ethiopian athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics. ... Lasse Virén (born July 22, 1949) is a former Finnish athlete, winner of four gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics and 1976 Summer Olympics. ... Image:SteveOvett. ... Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe, KBE (born 29 September 1956 in Chiswick, London) is an English athlete and Conservative Party politician. ... Tatyana Alekseyevna Kolpakova (Abbyasova) (Russian:Татьяна Алексеевна Колпакова (Аббясова)) (born October 18, 1959 in village Alamedin, Kyrgyz SSR) is a retired long jumper who represented the USSR and later Kyrgyzstan. ... WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw Kozakiewicz Kozakiewiczs gesture. ... Waldemar Cierpinski (born August 3, 1950) is a former East German athlete and two time Olympic Champion in the marathon. ... GDR redirects here. ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... Bärbel Wöckel (born in Germany, 1955-03-21) is a German Olympic track and field athlete who won four gold medals, two each in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics. ... Viktor Danilovich Saneyev (Russian: ) (born October 3, 1945, Sukhumi, Georgian SSR) is a retired Russian triple jumper, who competed internationally for the USSR and won four Olympic medals; three golds (1968, 1972 and 1976) and one silver (1980). ... Jaak Uudmäe (born on September 3 in 1954 in Tallinn) is Estonian athlete (triple jumper). ... María Caridad Colón (born March 25, 1958 in Baracoa) is a former javelin thrower from Cuba who won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. ... jumipylly on laite jota sara simeon käytti kauriin metsästykseen. ... The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics (known in the US as track and field). It was founded in 1912 at its first Congress in Stockholm, Sweden by representatives from 17 national athletics federations as the International Amateur Athletics Federation. ...

Basketball

  • With the USA absent the USSR men were favourites to win basketball gold but they won bronze after losing to Yugoslavia and Italy.It was their first back-to-back loses in 7 years.The Soviets lost to Yugoslavia after officials disallowed a last minute score by Sergei Iovaysha.
  • The Soviet women won basketball gold, which was expected as they had not lost a single international tournament in the previous 8 years.

Boxing

  • Teófilo Stevenson of Cuba became the first boxer to win three consecutive Olympic titles in heavyweight, the only boxer to win the same event in 3 Games. (László Papp from Hungary was the first boxer to win three titles). In boxing Cuba won 6 gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes, a haul only equalled once before in the entire history of the Olympics (by the USA at St.Louis in 1904 when there were hardly any other boxers from other nations present). The USSR won 1 gold medal,the same as Italy,Yugoslavia,East Germany and Bulgaria.
  • The Val Barker Trophy is presented by the International Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) to the competitor adjudged to be the best stylist at the Games. The winner was Patrizio Oliva of Italy who won gold at light-welterweight.In his final Oliva defeated Serik Konakbaev ( USSR).In 1979 Konakbaev had beaten Oliva in the final of the European Championships.
  • Michael Anthonys bronze medal in the bantamweight class was the 1st Olympic medal ever won by an athlete from Guyana.
  • Donald F.Hull,US president of the Amateur International Boxing Federation (IABA)said "I consider the organisation of the present boxing tournament to be the best among the last 3 Olympics".

Teófilo Stevenson Lawrence or Teófilo Stevenson (born March 29, 1952) is a former Cuban boxer who made history in amateur boxing, but who refused to turn professional. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortiz Boxing, also referred to as pugilism is a combat sport in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of one to three-minute intervals called rounds. ... László Papp (March 25, 1926 - October 16, 2003) was a boxer from Hungary. ... The Val Barker Trophy is awarded to the outstanding and most stylistic boxer of each Olympic Games since 1936. ... Official logo of AIBA International Boxing Association (AIBA) is a sport organization that sanctions amateur boxing matches and awards world and subordinate championships. ... Patrizio Oliva (born January 28, 1959 in Naples) was a Italian boxer, who won the the Light Welterweight Silver medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. ...

Canoeing and Rowing

  • East Germany dominated rowing, winning eleven of the fourteen titles. The East German men won 7 out of 8 events, foiled from achieving a clean sweep by Pertti Karppinen of Finland (who defended his Olympic title from Montreal). East German women won 4 of their 6 events. The Soviets had been expected to win most of these titles considering their success at Munich and Montreal.
  • The prophets of the canoeing world had predicted that the USSR would triumph in at least 9 of the 11 classes for which there were gold medals to be won at the 1980 Olympic regatta. At Montreal the USSR had won 6 of 11 titles and at Munich 6 out of 7. As it transpired their prognostics were disastrously inaccurate.
  • Sergei Postrekhin (USSR) was favourite to win single canoe 1,000 metres gold but is beaten by Lubomir Lubenov of Bulgaria.
  • The East German womens eights team win gold despite only having being selected 3 months before the Olympics began.
  • In canoeing Australia won its first medal since 1956.
  • Ivan Patzaichin (Romania) won gold medals over a 16 year period,1968-1984.
  • Apart from the boycott of the LA Olympics Birgit Fischer (East Germany) won medals in each Olympics from 1980-2004. In the 500 metres kayak singles for women she won gold in Moscow, silver in Seoul, gold in Barcelona.
  • Belarusian Uladzimir Parfianovich of the USSR won 3 gold medals in canoeing.
  • In the rowing eights with coxswain the British team win silver just 0.74 seconds behind East Germany.The Britons had never rowed together before the Olympic trials and had only 10 weeks to prepare for Moscow.The stroke,Richard Stanhope,had never stroked on an 8 man shell before and in the final their steering broke.

GDR redirects here. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... Pertti Karppinen is an iconic Finnish sculler who is legendary for his three consecutive Olympic Gold medals in Single Sculls in 1976, 1980, and 1984. ... Birgit Fischer (born 25 February 1962 in Brandenburg an der Havel, then East Germany) is a kayaker, who has won 8 gold medals over a record 6 different Olympic Games: twice representing East Germany, then four times representing the reunited nation. ... Uladzimir Parfianovich Uladzimir Parfianovich (Belarusian: Уладзімір Парфяновіч; Russian: Владимир Парфенович, Vladimir Parfenovich; born December 2, 1958 in... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ...

Cycling

  • Lothar Thoms of East Germany won the 1,000 metre individual pursuit cycling gold, breaking the world record by nearly 4 seconds.
  • The surprise winner of the bronze in that race was Jamaica's David Weller who also broke the 16 year old world record.
  • In the 4,000 metre team pursuit qualifying heats new world indoor records were set 8 times.
  • In the 4,000 metre individual pursuit the Olympic flag was flown for all 3 medal winning positions - Switzerland gold, France silver, Denmark bronze. Robert Dill-Bundi became the 1st Olympic champion in the history of Swiss cycling.
  • The 189 kilometer individual road race gold was won by Sergei Sukhoruchenkov (USSR). British team manager Peter Crinnon called it "The greatest exhibition of power riding ever". Sukhoruchenkov is voted best racer in the world by the International Amateur Cycling Federation.
  • In this race only a photo-finish can tell the next 2 finishers apart, giving the silver medal to the Polish cyclist and the bronze to a Soviet cyclist.
  • The cycling team road race is won by the Soviet team as they had done in Munich and Montreal.
  • In cycling world records were toppled 21 times.

David Weller (born 11 February 1957) is a retired Jamaican track cyclist. ...

Diving

  • As Aleksandr Portnov waited to do a 2 and 1/2 reverse somersault in the springboard final,cheers broke out in thre adjoining swimming pool during the closing stages of Salnikov's world record breaking 1,500 m swim.The diver delayed his start until the noise had subsided but,as he took his first steps along the board,even greater cheers broke out as Salnikov touched in under 15 minutes.Under the rules Portnov,having started,could not stop before take-off.He crashed badly.On protest to the Swedish referee G.Olander he was allowed to repeat the dive and went ahead again of Mexico's Carlos Giron.Later protests by Mexico against the re-dive and by East Germany that their Frank Hoffmann wanted to re-dive after allegedly being disturbed by photographic flashlights were both turned down by the International Amateur Swimming Fedearation(FINA).FINA President Javier Ostas of Mexico stated that the decision taken by the Swedish referee was the "correct one.FINA assessed all the Olympic diving events and considers the judging to have been objective". Portnov remained the winner with Giron taking silver and Cagnatto of Italy bronze.
  • Martina Jaschke ( East Germany) was 4th after the preliminary high dives,behind 2 Soviets and a Mexican,but came back to win gold on the second day of competition.
  • Irina Kalinina (USSR) won gold in the springboard final.As a result of her 10 dives in the preliminaries she amassed an unique number of points : 478.86.In the previous 4 years no diver had scored so many.
  • In this final the Mexican judge A.Marsikal allowed Karin Guthke ( East Germany) re-take a dive.Guthke then won bronze ahead of the Soviet Zhanna Tsirulnikova.

Equestrian

  • In the individual show jumping event Poland's Jan Kowalczyk and USSR's Nikolai Koralkov both had 8 faults But Kowalczyk won gold as his horse competed the course the quicker.So Poland won the last of the 203 gold medals contested.
  • Austrian horsewoman Elizabeth Theurer,despite the decision of the federation of equastrian sports of her country not to participate in the Olympics,was flown to Moscow by former racing driver Nikki Lauda.Theurer won the gold medal in the dressage competition.
  • The oldest medallist at the Moscow Olympics was Petre Rosca (Romania)in the dressage at 57 years 283 days.

Fencing

  • Soviet foil fencers, who had taken possession of all the World and Olympic titles, were not among the 6 challengers in the finals. The Soviet 5 time world champion Alexander Romankov won a bronze.
  • France took 4 golds in fencing, an Olympic record in the post World War II era.
  • In the team sabre fencing final,for the 5th Olympics in a row,Italy and the USSR met.The USSR won as they did in Tokyo,Mexico and Montreal.
  • In the mens foil final the USSR and France record 8 wins each but the Frenchmen made more hits and this won them the gold.

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Football

  • The USSR were favourites to win gold in soccer but won bronze instead. After many years in the doldrums, Olympic soccer had a revival in 1980 when the matches attracted nearly 2 million spectators.

Gymnastics

  • Soviet gymnast Alexander Dityatin won a medal in each of the eight gymnastics events, including three titles.He was the first athlete to win 8 medals at an Olympics.He scored several 10's,the first perfect scores in men's gymnastics since the 1924 Paris Olympics.
  • Nikolai Andrianov who had won gold on floor at both Munich and Montreal was pipped this time by Roland Bruckner of East Germany.Andrianov retained the vault title he had won in Montreal.
  • Zoltan Magyar (Hungary) retained the Olmpic title on pommel horse that he had won in Montreal.He was also 3 times World champion and 3 times European champion on this piece of apparatus.
  • In women's gymnastics the USSR won 1 medal in the All-Around competition. In each Olympics before this they had always won 2 and in Rome 1960 had won all 3. In the Friendship Games at Olomouc '84 and at Seoul '88 they would win 2 again. In the Team Competition they won the gold medal for the eighth time, continuing the "gold" series started in 1952.
  • In the women's gymnastics event finals, for the first time ever, a Romanian gymnast medals on each piece of apparatus. This they had never achieved before and achieved only once again (Seoul '88) in the next 6 Olympics.
  • In women's gymnastics there was a judging scandal when the Romanian head judge refused to post the score of her fellow Romanian Nadia Comaneci. This score gave Comaneci a silver medal behind Yelena Davydova of the USSR, but the Romanian judge, Mili Simionescu, tried to persuade the other judges to increase Comaneci's score so that she would win gold. After the Olympics, Simionescu was severely criticised by the International Gymnastics Federation. Before the LA Olympics, the United States gymnastics federation proposed a change in the rules so that a head judge cannot interfere and meddle in the scoring of competitors.

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Handball

  • East Germany beat the USSR 23-22 in the handball final to take their first medal of any sort in the men's event.

Hockey

  • Women's field hockey was an Olympic sport for the first time. Six countries competed: Austria, India, Poland, Czechoslovakia, USSR, and Zimbabwe. The gold medal was won by the team of Zimbabwe ahead of the firm favourites of the USSR who won bronze.Zimbabwe did not learn it would get a place in the tournament until 35 days before the Games began and chose it's team only the weekend before the opening ceremony.None of their players had prior playing experience on an artificial surface.They had not trained at all together before the tournament and warmed up by playing some friendly matches with different Soviet club teams.
  • India won a record 8th title in men's field hockey.

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Judo

  • In Japan's absence, the USSR was expected to improve its showing in judo but wound up with 5 medals, the same as Montreal, despite the fact that there were 2 more weight categories. 15 countries shared the medals in judo, more than the record 12 countries in Munich and Montreal.

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Modern Pentathlon

  • In the women's pentathlon the Soviet Nadezhda Tkachenko scored 5,083 points to become the first athlete to exceed 5,000 points in the event during Olympic competition.
  • Although she won the silver medal Olga Rukavishnikova (USSR) held the world record for 0.4 seconds as she finished 1st in the last event of 800m.That gave her the shortest reign of any world record holder ever.
  • In the men's Pentathlon Anatoly Starostin (USSR) became the youngest ever Olympic champion in this sport.
  • 26 competitors scored over 5,000 points.In Munich 12 topped this mark and in Montreal 21.
  • It was the 1st time ever at either a world championship or an Olympics that as many as 8 teams topped the 15,000 point level.
  • In the modern pentathlon George Horvath (Hungary) recorded a perfect score in the pistol shoot.It had been achieved only once before,at the 1936 Olympics.

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Sailing

  • Soviet sailor Valentyn Mankin won a gold medal in "Star" class. He won Olympic champion titles in "Finn" and "Tempest" classes before, and as of 2007 remains the only sailor in Olympic history to win gold medals in three different classes.
  • Both Finland (gold) and Ireland (silver) won their first ever Olympic yachting medals.
  • The USSR had its worst Olympic regatta since Mexico 1968.
  • In 1980 the medals were awarded to yachtsmen from 12 countries, the widest medal distribution in the sport at an Olympics.

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Shooting

  • The 3-day skeet shooting marathon was won by Hans Kjeld Rasmussen of Denmark, the 2nd Olympic gold for Danish shooters since the 1900 Paris Games.
  • In the smallbore rifle, prone event, Hungarian Karoly Varga captured the gold and equalled the world record despite having broken his shooting hand just prior to the competition.

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Swimming

  • Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) won three gold medals in swimming. He became the first man in history to break the magic 15 minute barrier in the 1500 metre freestyle, swimming's equivalent of breaking the 4-minute mile. He missed the LA Games because of the boycott but won gold again in this event at Seoul 88.
  • Salnikov also won gold in the 4x200m relay and the 400m freestyle.In the 400m freestyle he set a new Olympic record which was just eleven-hundreths of a second outside his own world record.
  • In the Montreal final of the 400m freestyle the 7th and 8th place finalists finished in over 4 minutes.In Moscow 16 swimmers finished in under 4 minutes and 8 of them didn't make the final.
  • Duncan Goodhew of Great Britain won the 100 metres breaststroke, beating Miskarov,a strongly favoured Soviet,into second place by half a second.
  • Sweden's Bengt Baron ,participating in his 1st major international competition,won gold in the 100 meter backstroke ahead of 2 Soviets.
  • In the mens 4×100 metres medley relay each of the 8 teams taking part in the final broke its country's national record.
  • The first Australian gold since 1972 came in the 4×100 mens medley relay. The Australians had been expecting to win silver behind the hot favourites from the USSR but with Neil Brooks swimming the final leg, the Australians swam the 2nd fastest time in history.
  • East German women dominated the swimming events, winning 9 of 11 individual titles, both the relays and setting 6 world records. They also won all 3 medals in 6 different races. In total they won 26 of the available 35 medals.
  • Barbara Krause (East Germany)became the first woman to go under 55 seconds for the 100 m freestyle.
  • Backstroker Rica Reinisch (East Germany) was 20th in the world rankings for 100m in 1979 and not in the top 100 for the 200 m.At the Olympics she broke the world records in both distances winning golds.
  • In the 100m butterfly Caren Metschuk (East Germany) beats her more experienced team-mate Andrea Pollack to win gold.
  • Petra Schneider ( East Germany)shaved 3 seconds off the world record in the 400m medley.
  • As in Montreal the Soviet women made a clean sweep of the medals in the 200m breaststroke.
  • Yulia Bogdanova (USSR),the recent world title winner in the 200m breaststroke did not qualify for the Olympic final.
  • The Soviet women swimmers in the 4×100 metres freestyle relay were disqualified.
  • Michelle Ford (Australia)won the 800m freestyle more than 4 seconds ahead of her East German rivals.
  • In swimming 230 national, 22 Olympic and 10 World records were set.
  • Poland won its first ever swimming medal.
  • The youngest male gold medallist of these Olympics was Hungarian backstroke swimmer Sandar Wladar, 17 years and 1 week old.

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Volleyball

  • The prominent nation in both volleyball competitions was the USSR; only once had their teams failed to reach the final.The Soviet men and women had lost only 6 games between them in the 5 Olympics since volleyball was incorporated into the list of Olympic sports at Tokyo 1964.

Waterpolo

  • Hungary won a bronze medal in waterpolo.This continued their run of always winning a medal in this event since 1924.

Weightlifting

  • The standard of weightlifting was the highest in the history of the Olympics.There were 18 senior world records,2 junior world records,more than 100 Olympic records and 108 national records set.
  • The oldest of weighliftings Olympic records - the snatch in the lightweight class set in 1964 - was bettered 13 times.
  • 56kg : Daniel Nunez (Cuba) won gold ahead of the favourite Yurik Sarkisyan (USSR).
  • 60kg : Viktor Mazin (USSR),holder of all the world records in this class,was the expected winner with a new Olympic record total.But if only Marek Sewelyn (Poland) had succeeded with his last jerk,he would have scored a surprise win.After fixing the 162.5 kg bar overhead,he let it fall while making a faulty recovery.
  • 90 kg : After the 1976 Olympic champion and undisputed favourite ,David Rigert (USSR) failed to register a snatch,Peter Baczako (Hungary)became the surprise winner.
  • Yurik Vardanyan ( USSR) became the 1st middlewiightlifter to clear more than 400kg (lift and jerk).
  • In the super heavyweight class Vasili Alexeyev (USSR) Olympic champion at Munich and Montreal,8 times world champion and who in his career set 80 world records,failed to make a single lift.
  • The new category in weughtlifting - up to 100kg - was won by Ota Zaremba of Czechoslovakia.

Wrestling

  • In Graeco-Roman wrestling Ferenc Kocsis of Hungary was declared the winner of the 163 pound class when the Olympic and Soviet defending champion Anatoly Bykov was disqualified for passivity.
  • 1980 witnessed the first ever "Graeco" to win a Graeco-Roman title at an Olympics; Greece's Stilianos Migiakis took the gold in the featherweight division.
  • In the 106 pound freestyle wrestling final Italy's Claudio Pollio put Soviet grappler and twice world champion Sergei Kornilaev to the mat to take an unexpected gold on point standings.
  • None of the experts rated the Bulgarian welterweight freestyle wrestler Valentin Raitchev.He had no experience of international competition but wins gold.
  • The Soviet national head coach said that Nikolai Balboshin - the reigning Olympic champion from Montreal - was unbeatable in his heavyweight division.However Balboshin fails to win a medal.
Closing Ceremony. Bear Cub Misha, the mascot, flying into the sky.
Closing Ceremony. Bear Cub Misha, the mascot, flying into the sky.

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Venues

¹ New facilities constructed in preparation for the Olympic Games. ² Existing facilities modified or refurbished in preparation for the Olympic Games. The Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex (Большая спортивная арена Олимпийского комплекса Лужники) in Moscow, or briefly Luzhniki Stadium (Стадион Лужники), is the biggest sports stadium in Russia. ... The Minor Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium is an 8300-seat indoor arena that is part of the Luzhniki Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia. ... The Olympic Pool is an aquatics centre that is part of the Luzhniki Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia. ... Luzhniki Palace of Sports is an arena in Moscow, Russia. ... The Druzhba Multipurpose Arena (Russian: ) is an indoor arena in Moscow, Russia, part of the Luzhniki Sports Complex. ... Olympic Stadium, known locally as the Olimpiisky, is a large indoor arena located in Moscow, Russia. ... CSKA Moscow (Central Sports Army Club Moscow, Russian: ЦСКА Москва) is a Russian sports club, often referred to as Red Army for its past affiliation with the Soviet Army. ... CSKA Universal Sports Hall is an indoor sporting arena located in Moscow, Russia. ... Dynamo Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Moscow, Russia. ... The Young Pioneers Stadium (Russian: Стадион Юных пионеров) was a sports complex in the Soviet Union, intended exclusively for children and youth training, the largest in Europe of this kind. ... Dvorec Sporta Dinamo (Russian: ; English: ) is an indoor sporting arena located in Moscow, Russia. ... Sokolniki Arena or Sokolniki Sports Palace is an indoor sporting arena located in Moscow, Russia. ... Kirov Stadium SM Kirov Stadion is a multi-use stadium in St. ... Leningrad (Russian: Ленинград) may mean: St. ... State motto: Russian: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! Translation: Workers of the world, unite! Capital Moscow Official language Russian Established In the USSR:  - Since  - Until November 7, 1917 November 7, 1917 December 12, 1991 (dissolution) Area  - Total  - Water (%) Ranked 1st in the USSR 17,075,200 km² 13% Population  - Total   - Density Ranked 1st in the... Dinamo Stadion is a multi-use stadium in Minsk, Belarus. ... Location of Minsk, shown within the Minsk Voblast Coordinates: Country Subdivision Belarus Minsk Founded 1067 Government  - Mayor Mikhail Pavlov Area  - City 305. ... State motto: Belarusian: Пралетарыі ўсіх краін, яднайцеся! Translation: Workers of the world, unite! Capital Minsk Official language Belarusian, Polish, Russian and Yiddish (before WWII) Established In the USSR:  - Since  - Until January 1, 1919 December 30, 1922 August 25, 1991 Area  - Total  - Water (%) Ranked 6th in the USSR 207,600 km² negligible Population  - Total   - Density... National Sport Complex Olimpiyskyi(also known as Olympic Stadium, Republican Stadium or Central Stadium) is a multi-use sports base in Kiev, Ukraine, located on the slopes of Cherepanov hill in the center of the city. ... Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: , Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587 ft) Population (2006)  - City 4,450,968  - Density 3,299/km² (8,544. ... State motto: Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! Official language None. ... County Area 159. ... State motto: Kõigi maade proletaarlased, ühinege (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Official language Estonian, Russian (de facto) Capital Tallinn Chairman of the Supreme Council Arnold Rüütel (at the time of regaining independence) Established In the USSR:  - Since  - Until July 21, 1940 August 6, 1940 August 20, 1991...


Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

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Medal count

These are the top medal-collecting nations for the 1980 Games. (Host country is highlighted) and (Highest ammount in bold). This is the full table of the medal count of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. ...

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union Soviet Union 80 69 46 195
2 East Germany East Germany 47 37 42 126
3 Bulgaria 8 16 17 41
4 Cuba Cuba 8 7 5 20
5 Italy Italy 8 3 4 15
6 Hungary Hungary 7 10 15 32
7 Romania 6 6 13 25
8 France France 6 5 3 14
9 Great Britain Great Britain 5 7 9 21
10 Poland Poland 3 14 15 32

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Participating nations

Participating nations
Participating nations

A total of 81 nations were represented at the Moscow Games. Athletes from Liberia withdrew from competition after marching in the Opening Ceremony, so a total of 80 nations actually competed. Despite the large boycott, six nations made their first Olympic appearance in 1980: Angola, Botswana, Jordan, Laos, Mozambique, and Seychelles. Cyprus made its debut at the Summer Olympics, but had appeared earlier at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Sri Lanka competed for the first time under its new name (previously as Ceylon). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 45 KB) Summary Countries which participated in the 1980 Olympic Games. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 45 KB) Summary Countries which participated in the 1980 Olympic Games. ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... Lake Placid is a village of 2,638 in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, near the center of the Town of North Elba and named after an adjacent lake. ...


In the following list, the number in parentheses indicates the number of athletes from each nation that competed in Moscow.

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See also

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Olympics with significant boycotts

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References

  1. ^ a b Moscow 1980
  2. ^ a b c d 1980 Summer Olympics Official Report from the Organizing Committee, vol. 2, p. 379
  3. ^ (Russian) History — Moscow-1980

External links

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Literature

  • John Goodbody, The Illustrated History of Gymnastics, 1982, ISBN 0-09-143350-9.
  • Bill Henry, An Approved History of the Olympic Games, ISBN 0-88284-243-9.
  • The Olympic Games, 1984, Lord Killanin and John Rodda, ISBN 0-00-218062-6.
  • Stan Greenberg, Whitakers Olympic Almanack, 2004 ISBN 0-7136-6724-9.
  • Olympics 1984 produced by Philips International B.V.
  • cHRONICLE OF THE oLYMPICS,isbn 0-7894-2312-x.

Peter Arnold,The Olympic Games,ISBN 0-603-03068-8. Official British Olympic Association Report of the 1980 Games,published 1981,ISSN 0143-4799.

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The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow, USSR.
Although approximately half of the 24 countries which boycotted the 1976 Summer Olympics participated in these, the Games were disrupted by another, even larger, boycott led by the United States followed by 64 other countries in protest at the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
NBC, which was thought to be another major one, cancelled its coverage in response to the U.S.-boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, and became a minor broadcaster as the network did air highlights and recaps of the games on a regular basis.
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