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1980 Lake placid Winter

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  THE XIIIth OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Torche
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accueil There were about half century since the first edition, in 1932, without Lake-Placid's Winter Game. Unfortunate candidate in 1952,1956 and 1968, the small station of the State of New York achieved the aim after the desertion of the initially anticipated candidature of Vancouver.

Dates: February 13 - 24, 1980
N.O.C. participants: 37
Number of sports: 6
Number of contests: 38
Number of athletes: 1072
Men: 840
Women: 232
Volonteers: 6703
Opening: Walter Mondale, USA Vice-President
Oath: Eric Heiden
Oath juges: Terry Mc Dermott
Last torch bearer: Dr. Charles Morgan Kerr
Bids towns: Vancouver-Garibaldi (CAN)