1980 Moscow Summer

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  On the occasion of the Games of the XXII Olympiad, the international Olympic movement experienced the most serious crisis of its modern period. The I.O.C. and its President, Lord Killanin, have safeguarded the essential: that the Games take place, in accordance with the Olympic Charter and the contract signed with the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (O.O.J.O.). The Games were held for the first time in an Eastern European 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
Volonteers: 0
Media: 5615
Opening: Leonid Brejnev, Supreme Soviet President
Oath: Nikolay Andrianov
Oath juges: Aleksandr Medved
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Sergei Belov
Bids towns: Los Angeles (USA)