1980 Winter Olympics

13th edition of Olympic Winter Games, held in Lake Placid, New York, USA between 13-24 February 1980

The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. Another possible host city was Vancouver-Garibaldi, British Columbia, Canada. However, they withdrew before the final vote.

XIII Olympic Winter Games
Host cityLake Placid, New York, United States
Nations37
Athletes1,072 (840 men, 232 women)
Events38 in 6 sports (10 disciplines)
Opening13 February
Closing24 February
Opened by
Cauldron
Charles Kerr[1][2]
StadiumLake Placid Equestrian Stadium
Winter
Innsbruck 1976 Sarajevo 1984
Summer
Montreal 1976 Moscow 1980

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lake Placid 1980 - The Torch". Olympics.com. December 17, 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  2. "Passing the test: How Charles Kerr was chosen to light the Olympic Cauldron". United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum. February 13, 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2021.