1980 Summer Olympics

Games of the XXII Olympiad, held in Moscow in 1980

The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow, Soviet Union from July 19 to August 3.

Games of the XXII Olympiad
Host cityMoscow[1], Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nations80
Athletes5,179 (4,064 men, 1,115 women)
Events203 in 21 sports (27 disciplines)
Opening19 July
Closing3 August
Opened by
Cauldron
StadiumGrand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium
Summer
Montreal 1976 Los Angeles 1984
Winter
Lake Placid 1980 Sarajevo 1984
Nations that participated

Medals by countryEdit

These are the 10 countries that won the most medals in the 1980 Summer Olympics.

  Rank   Nation   Gold     Silver     Bronze     Total  
  1   Soviet Union (URS) (Hosts)   80    69   46   195
  2   East Germany (GDR)   47    37   42   126
  3   Bulgaria (BUL)   8   16   17   41
  4   Cuba (CUB)   8   7   5   20
  5   Italy (ITA)   8   3   4   15
  6   Hungary (HUN)   7   10   15   32
  7   Romania (ROU)   7   6    13   25
  8   France (FRA)   6   5   3   14
  9   Great Britain (GBR)   5   7   9   21
  10   Poland (POL)   3   14   15   32

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Moscow was not a federal city in 1980. It became a federal city in 1993, two years after the Soviet Union broke up.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Factsheet – Opening Ceremony of the Games of the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. 9 October 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  1. IOC records say that Brezhnev opened the Moscow Games as "President". At the time, this title was used by the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, or the de jure head of state. (The office of President of the Soviet Union was not created until 1990, a year before the nation broke up.) Although Brezhnev was also the de facto ruler of the Soviet Union as the General Secretary of the Communist Party, that title is not listed in the IOC's records.