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1980 Moscow Summer

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accueil On the occasion of the Games of the XXIIth Olympiad, international Olympic movement knew the most grave crisis of its modern period. The I.O.C. and his president Lord Killanin protected the main thing: that Games take place, in the respect for the Olympic charter and for the contract crossed with the Organisating Committee of the Olympic Games (O.C.O.G.) Games are going to take place for the first time in an Eastern country.

Dates: July 19 - august 3, 1980
N.O.C. participants: 80
Number of sports: 21
Number of contests: 203
Number of athletes: 5179
Men: 4064
Women: 1115
Media: 5615
Opening: Leonid Brejnev, Supreme Soviet President
Oath: Nikolay Andrianov
Oath juges: Aleksandr Medved
Last torch bearer: Sergei Belov
Bids towns: Los Angeles (USA)