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1976 Montreal Summer

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accueil In 1969, Amsterdam, in the almost general surprise, the I.O.C. chose Montreal rather than Moscow, for the organization of the Games of the XXIth Olympiad. The personal action of the mayor of the French-speaking big city was there certainly for something.

Dates: July 17 - august 1, 1976
N.O.C. participants: 92
Number of sports: 6
Number of contests: 198
Number of athletes: 6084
Men: 4824
Women: 1260
Opening: The Queen Elisabeth II
Oath: Pierre Saint-Jean
Oath juges: Maurice Forget
Last torch bearer: Stéphane Préfontaine, Sandra Henderson
Bids towns: Los Angeles (USA) et Moscou (URSS)