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Encyclopedia > 1980 Winter Olympics
XIII Olympic Winter Games
XIII Olympic Winter Games

The emblem is a line that forms the Adirondacks,
which turns into a column on the left,
paying tribute the ancient Olympic games.
On the top of the column it serrates
to hold the Olympic rings. This represents
a double cauldron, acknowledging that
the Olympics were also held in Lake Placid in 1932.

Host city Lake Placid, New York, USA
Nations participating 37
Athletes participating 1072
(840 men, 232 women)
Events 38 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 14
Closing ceremony February 23
Officially opened by Walter Mondale
Athlete's Oath Eric Heiden
Judge's Oath Terry McDermott
Olympic Torch Charles Gugino
Stadium Lake Placid Equestrian Stadium

The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in February 13 through February 24, 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. This was the second time the upstate New York village hosted the Games, after 1932. The only other candidate city to bid for the Games was Vancouver-Garibaldi, British Columbia, Canada; they withdrew before the final vote. (Vancouver will host the Games in 2010). For other places with the same name, see Lake Placid (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 15, 1958) is an American speed skater who won all the distances and thus an unprecedented five gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Richard Terrance (Terry) McDermott (born 20 September 1940 in Essexville, Michigan) is a former speedskater representing the United States. ... The flame at the 2002 Winter Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun are all names for an important marketing promotion and symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Athens Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Lake Placid Equestrian Stadium is a equestrian stadium in Lake Placid, New York. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Lake Placid is the name of some places in the United States of America: Lake Placid, Florida Lake Placid, New York Lake Placid is also a lake in the state of New York (see Lake Placid (lake)). Lake Placid is also the name of a film. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the state. ... The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Garibaldi British Columbia ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Wikinews has related news: Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next winter Olympics and will take place in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...


The mascots of the Games were "Roni" and "Ronny", the raccoon. The natural mask on a raccoon recalls the goggles and hats worn by many athletes in winter sports. For the suburb of Sydney, Australia, see Mascot, New South Wales. ... For the river, see Raccoon River. ... Watersport goggles Blowtorching goggles and safety helmet Goggles and safety glasses are forms of protective eyewear that usually enclose or protect the eye area in order to prevent particulates or chemicals from striking the eyes. ...

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Highlights

  • An upstart United States ice hockey team, made up primarily of collegiate players, won the gold medal, defeating the heavily favored Soviet team and then Finland in the medal round. Their defeat of the Soviet team became known as the "Miracle on Ice" in the US press. The win captured the hearts of Americans during a time of Cold War tensions, even though it was the win against Finland that captured the gold medal americanhistory.si.edu. A film about the event, called Miracle, was released in 2004.
  • This was the second time the Winter Games were held in Lake Placid (the first occurring in 1932).
  • First use of artificial snow in Olympic competition.
  • Although they did not get any medals, the People's Republic of China entered the Olympics Games for the first time after the IOC agreed to designate the Republic of China "Chinese Taipei".
  • Ingemar Stenmark won both the giant slalom and the slalom.
  • Hanni Wenzel won the women's giant slalom and slalom, making Liechtenstein the smallest country to produce an Olympic champion. Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark medalled in both the men's giant slalom and slalom.
  • Ulrich Wehling of East Germany and Irina Rodnina of the USSR won their respective events for the third time.
  • Aleksandr Tikhonov of the USSR earned his fourth straight gold medal.
  • Nikolay Zimyatov of the USSR earned three gold medals in cross-country skiing.
  • Eric Heiden won all five speedskating events (500m, 1,000 m, 1,500m, 5,000 m and 10,000m) he also set 4 olympic records and 1 world record (10,000m).
  • Robin Cousins won gold for Great Britain in the men's ice skating
  • East Germany won the most medals overall (23) but had fewer golds (9) than the USSR (10).
  • In possibly the most dramatic duel of the games, Sweden's Thomas Wassberg edged Finland's Juha Mieto in the 15 km cross-country skiing by 0.01 seconds, the closest margin of victory ever in Olympic cross-country skiing. This led the International Ski Federation (FIS) to time all events to the nearest 1/10th second in the future.

Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... U.S. captain Mike Eruzione(left) celebrates with Bill Baker (center) moments after scoring the decisive goal against the Soviet Union. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Miracle (2004) is an American biographical sports film about an event that took place during the 1980 Winter Olympics, dubbed the Miracle on Ice, involving the United States mens hockey team, which was largely made up of college hockey players, lead by player-turned-head coach, Herb Brooks, that... The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Ingemar Stenmark (born March 18, 1956 in Joesjö, Storumans kommun) is a Swedish former slalom and giant slalom skier, competing for Fjällvinden Tärnaby. ... Hanni Wenzel (born in Straubing, Germany on December 14, 1956) is a former alpine skier from Liechtenstein. ... Ingemar Stenmark (born March 18, 1956 in Joesjö, Storumans kommun) is a Swedish former slalom and giant slalom skier, competing for Fjällvinden Tärnaby. ... Ulrich Wehling (born July 8, 1952 in Halle) is a retired German skier who won the Nordic combined event in the Winter Olympics three consecutive times, in 1972, 1976, and 1980. ... This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ... Irina Konstantinovna Rodnina (born September 12, 1949, Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet figure skater. ... Flag of the USSR NOC symbol of the USSR USSR (IOC country code:URS) participated at the Winter Olympics eight times. ... Aleksandr Tikhonov (born January 2, 1947). ... Flag of the USSR NOC symbol of the USSR USSR (IOC country code:URS) participated at the Winter Olympics eight times. ... Nikolay Zimyatov (born 28 July 1955 in Moscow) was one of the most successful Soviet/Russian male cross-country skiers ever. ... Flag of the USSR NOC symbol of the USSR USSR (IOC country code:URS) participated at the Winter Olympics eight times. ... Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 15, 1958) is an American speed skater who won all the distances and thus an unprecedented five gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... The 1980 Winter Olympic Games Speed skating results // Friday February 15, 1980 — 37 competitors from 18 countries World record– 37,00 Yevgeny Kulikov Tuesday February 19, 1980 — 41 competitors from 19 countries Thursday February 21, 1980 — 37 competitors from 16 countries Saturday February 16, 1980 — 29 competitors from 15 countries... Robin Cousins was a British figure skater who won a gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics. ... Juha Mieto (born November 20, 1949 in Kurikka). ... The 1980 Winter Olympic Games Cross country skiing results // Mens events 15 km This extremely close race in electronic timing led to the International Ski Federation having all cross-country competitions being timed to the 1/10th second. ... The International Ski Federation/Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) is the main international organisation of ski sports. ...

Medals awarded

The Olympic cauldron
The Olympic cauldron
The Olympic ski jumps.
The Olympic ski jumps.

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The 1980 Winter Olympic Games Alpine skiing results // Mens events Downhill Giant Slalom Slalom Womens events Downhill Giant Slalom Slalom Categories: | ... 1980 Winter Olympic Games Biathlon results Mens events Categories: | ... 1980 Winter Olympic Games Bobsleigh results Mens events Four-man Two-man Category: ... 1980 Winter Olympic Games Figure skating List of IOC country codes // Women Men Pairs Medal favorites Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner were forced to withdraw before the competition due to an injury to Gardner. ... At the 1980 Winter Olympics hosted in Lake Placid, New York, one Ice Hockey event was held: Mens Ice Hockey. ... 1980 Winter Olympic Games Luge results Mens event Womens event ... At the 1980 Winter Olympics, ten Nordic skiing events were contested, seven Cross country skiing events, two Ski Jumping and one Nordic combined. ... The 1980 Winter Olympic Games Cross country skiing results // Mens events 15 km This extremely close race in electronic timing led to the International Ski Federation having all cross-country competitions being timed to the 1/10th second. ... The 1980 Winter Olympic Games Nordic Combined results Mens event Categories: | | ... 1980 Winter Olympic Games Ski jumping results Mens large hill Mens normal hill Category: ... The 1980 Winter Olympic Games Speed skating results // Friday February 15, 1980 — 37 competitors from 18 countries World record– 37,00 Yevgeny Kulikov Tuesday February 19, 1980 — 41 competitors from 19 countries Thursday February 21, 1980 — 37 competitors from 16 countries Saturday February 16, 1980 — 29 competitors from 15 countries...

Venues

  • Bobsleigh and luge track (separate facilities)
  • Olympic Center (now known as Herb Brooks Arena)--ice hockey, figure skating
  • Olympic Jumping Complex
  • Olympic Sports Complex
  • Whiteface Mountain
  • Mirror Lake-award ceremonies

Critics decried poorly planned transportation which left spectators waiting for hours in freezing weather, and some athletes complained about lousy accommodations at the Olympic village, where the dorms would later be turned into a prison. The supply and demand for event tickets never merged, as would-be buyers were unable to buy unsold tickets because only those who already had a ticket could enter ticket-sales areas at venues.[1] Unsold tickets are still being sold as souvigners at several local tourist shops, including the Olympic Regional Development Association's gift shop at the Olympic Arena. The Herb Brooks Arena is a 7,700-seat multi-purpose arena in Lake Placid, New York. ...


Medal count

(Host nation highlighted)

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union Soviet Union 10 6 6 22
2 East Germany East Germany (GDR) 9 7 7 23
3 United States United States 6 4 2 12
4 Austria Austria 3 2 2 7
5 Sweden Sweden 3 0 1 4
6 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 2 2 0 4
7 Finland Finland 1 5 3 9
8 Norway Norway 1 3 6 10
9 Netherlands Netherlands 1 2 1 4
10 Switzerland Switzerland 1 1 3 5
Further information: 1980 Winter Olympics medal count

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Participating nations

37 NOCs participated. United States President Jimmy Carter had already called for the boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, leading to a great deal of tension at the Games. Nevertheless, the USSR and its allies participated. Taiwan boycotted the Games over the continuing struggle over recognition with China.[2] For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... 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. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Soviet republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... In the technical terminology of political science the PRC was a communist state for much of the 20th century, and is still considered a communist state by many, though not all, political scientists. ...

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See also

See also: 1980 Winter Olympics The 1980 Winter Paralympic Games were the second winter Paralympics and they were held in Geilo, Norway. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

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10th August 2010
I am trying to locate some information regarding a bronze medallion from the 1980 winter olympics that shows a calendar on the back? My uncle purchased this at a flea market this past weekend and we are trying to see *what* this medal is? (no photo available yet)

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