1980 Summer Olympics
Games of the XXII Olympiad, held in Moscow in 1980
|Host city||Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Athletes||5,179 (4,064 men, 1,115 women)|
|Events||203 in 21 sports (27 disciplines)|
|Stadium||Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium|
Medals by countryEdit
These are the 10 countries that won the most medals in the 1980 Summer Olympics.
|1||Soviet Union (URS) (Hosts)||80||69||46||195|
|2||East Germany (GDR)||47||37||42||126|
|9||Great Britain (GBR)||5||7||9||21|
- Moscow was not a federal city in 1980. It became a federal city in 1993, two years after the Soviet Union broke up.
- "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.
- 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.
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