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  1980 Summer Olympics information - Search.com
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow, USSR.
Although approximately half of the 24 countries which boycotted the 1976 Summer Olympics participated in these, the Games were disrupted by another, even larger, boycott led by the United States followed by 64 other countries in protest at the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
NBC, which was thought to be another major one, cancelled its coverage in response to the U.S.-boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, and became a minor broadcaster as the network did air highlights and recaps of the games on a regular basis.
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 Austria at the 1980 Summer Olympics - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Austria at the 1980 Summer Olympics - Biocrawler
Austria competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
It was the eighteenth time that the nation had competed, having missed only the 1920 Summer Olympics.
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 1980 Summer Olympics - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was the first time the Olympics were held in a communist country.
Although approximately a half of the countries, which boycotted 1976 Summer Olympics, participated in these ones, the Games were disrupted by another, even larger, boycott led by the United States in a protest to the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
In response to the U.S.-boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, NBC, which was slated to provide coverage of the games, canceled its coverage, but the network did air highlights and recaps of the games on a regular basis.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Nikolai Andrianov   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He holds the record for men for most Olympic medals at 15 (7 gold medals, 5 silver medals, 3 bronze medals).
Gymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by 14 events: 6 for women and 8 for men.
The vault, formerly known as vaulting horse, is an artistic gymnastics apparatus.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Boxing at the 1980 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union.
Olympic Stadium, known locally as the Olimpiisky, is a large indoor arena located in Moscow, Russia.
Antonio Esparragoza Betancourt (born September 2, 1959 in Cumana, Sucre, Venezuela) was a boxer in the Featherweight division.
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 American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics Information
The American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow was a part of a package of actions to protest against the December 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
In retaliation for the boycott, the Soviet Union and 13 of its allies (including East Germany and Cuba) boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics from Wíkipedia.
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 2004 Summer Olympics
Greece was chosen as the host city in 1997, after surprisingly having lost the bid to organise the 1996 Summer Olympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
In 1997, they had a bid that was not only founded on their tradition, and they defeated Rome in the last round of voting, after Buenos Aires, Stockholm, Cape Town and San Juan had already received too few votes.
Since then, the International Olympic Committee has expressed its concern over the status of the progress of construction work of the new Olympic venues.
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 Olympics and Television
In 1994, the IOC adopted a two-year staggered schedule; the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer were followed by the 1996 Summer games in Atlanta.
Spacing the Summer and Winter Olympics two years apart thus allowed sponsors to spread out their costs and also to invest in more high-profile packages.
The Summer broadcast rights almost tripled from 1980 to 1984 ($87 million to $225 million) and both Winter and Summer rights have gone for $300 million or more since 1988.
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 1896 Summer Olympics
These were the first celebration of the Olympic Games since the recreation of the ancient Greek Olympics with the founding of the International Olympic Committee in 1894.
This is remarkable, as the Olympics did not, for a long time, allow professional athletes to compete, with the sole exception of fencing.
The weightlifting contests are also conducted in the Olympic stadium, with Launceston Elliot of Great Britain and Viggo Jensen of Denmark taking a first and a second place each in the single-hand and double-hand contests.
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 2000 Summer Olympics
The ceremonies concluded with the lighting of the Olympic Flame.
Former Australian Olympic champions brought the torch through the stadium, handing it over to Cathy Freeman, who lit the flame in the cauldron.
IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, at his last Olympics, had to leave for home, as his wife was severely ill. Upon arrival, his wife had already passed away.
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 infoTurkish.com Herşey Hakkında Türkçe Bilgi
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 1,500 metres
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 5,000 metres
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 800 metres
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 Bryn Mawr Now: Bryn Mawr Rowing Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame
After graduating from UCLA with a major in fine arts in 1979, Bower qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics, but the whole U.S. Olympic team was sidelined that year by its boycott of the Moscow Olympics.
On the Olympic team Bower met Chris Ernst, the Olympic champion who as an undergraduate had led a protest against the lack of facilities for the women's rowing team at Yale University.
Ernst was then resigning her position as coach of the novice rowing team at Yale, and Nat Case, the head coach at Yale and one of the Olympic coaches in 1980, hired Bower to replace her.
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  Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Greeks held the first Olympic games in the year 776 BC (over 2700 years ago), and had only one event, a sprint (a short run that was called the "stade").
For each Olympics, a new flame is started in the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece, using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the Sun.
The events in the Summer Olympics include: archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football (soccer), gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kayaking, marathon, pentathlon, ping pong, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, taekwando, tennis, track and field (many running, jumping, and throwing events), triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (freestyle and Greco-Roman).
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 1980 Summer Olympics
It was the first the Olympics were held in a socialist country.
The only other time where one part of the Olympics was in a different city was when Stockholm, Sweden hosted the equestrian events in the 1956 Summer Olympics while the rest of it was in Melbourne, Australia.
On March 21, 1980, following the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, U.S. president Jimmy Carter announced a boycott of the Moscow Olympics.
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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
A U.S.-led boycott reduced the number of participating nations to 80, the lowest number since 1956.
Gerd Wessig became the first male high jumper to break the world record at the Olympics and swimmer Vladimir Salnikov broke the 15-minute barrier for the 1,500m.
In adramatic confrontation, runners Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe split the 800 and 1,500m.
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 CBC.CA - Torino 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Olympic ice hockey has hosted its share of dynasties and upsets.
Olympic rules put a premium on a player's hockey sense — the ability to act quickly and positively with the puck and the discipline to know what to do without it.
A five hole is slang for the space between the goalie's legs.
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 USA Basketball: Men's Olympic History - 1980
The 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow were tainted by the political repercussions of the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan.
The 1980 USA men's basketball team, coached by Dave Gavitt, was the youngest team in the history of men's Olympic basketball.
In the 1980 Moscow Olympics, the favored Soviet Union squad was upended twice in the semifinal round and was eliminated from the hunt for the gold medal.
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 1980 Summer Olympics at AllExperts
The yachting events were held in Tallinn; preliminary matches and the quarter-finals of the football tournament were held, besides Moscow, at the stadiums of Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk.
* Although approximately half of the countries which boycotted 1976 Summer Olympics participated in these, the Games were disrupted by another, even larger, boycott led by the United States followed by 60 countries in protest at the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
NBC, which was thought to be another major one, canceled its coverage in response to the U.S.-boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, and became a minor broadcaster - the network did air highlights and recaps of the games on a regular basis.
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 Bidding for the 2012 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some commentators have suggested that its bid may be hampered by the fact that Spain recently hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics); although those Games were held in Barcelona and were praised by the IOC for their excellent organization, and by 2012 they will be twenty years behind.
Their bid may be hampered by the fact that the 2010 Winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver and organizers are believed to be eager to avoid having consecutive Olympics on the same continent.
Additionally, the Summer Olympics have been held in the United States as recently as 1996 and 1984.
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 Exploring Chinese History :: Special Reports :: Beijing 2008 Olympics :: Mascots
Since the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France the Olympic Games have had a mascot, usually an animal native to the area or occasionally human figures representing the cultural heritage of the host country.
Beibei is the Fish, Jingjing is the Panda, Huanhuan is the Olympic Flame, Yingying is the Tibetan Antelope and Nini is the Swallow.
He is a child of fire, symbolizing the Olympic Flame and the passion of sport- and passion is the blessing he bestows.
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 1800-Olympics.com -- Summer Olympics: Olympic Sports: Athletics
Olympic events run on the road are the marathons (men's and women's), the men's 20km and 50km race walks and the women's 10km race walk.
was born on the island of Guadeloupe and represented France at the Olympics.
The German was 16 when she won her first gold in Munich 1972 and returned 12 years later to pick up her second gold medal in Los Angeles.
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 The other 1980 Olympic hockey team
Men's field hockey had been in the Olympic program for years; the Americans finished third in Los Angeles at the 1932 Olympics, despite being walloped by India 23-1 in the preliminaries.
The 1980 boycott meant the end of golden dreams for a number of the players on that roster.
Some of the members of the 1980 Olympic Team kept together, kept their skills at a high level for four solid years until the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
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 Hockey at the 1980 Summer Olympics - Definition, explanation
Hockey at the 1980 Summer Olympics - Definition, explanation
Hockey at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by two events: men's team event and women's team event.
For the first time a women's Olympic Games hockey tournament was organized.
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 Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics - Definition, explanation
Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics - Definition, explanation
Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held at the Indoor Stadium of the Olimpiski Sports Complex and at the Sports Palace of the Central Sports Club of the Army, both located in Moscow.
Remark:country names are given in the form they were used in the official documents of the IOC in 1980.
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 Star Wars: Episode V | Life in 1980
Take a look back at what life was like in 1980 in preparation for the DVD release of the original theatrical edition of The Empire Strikes Back.
The U.S. Olympic Hockey Team defeats the USSR in the semifinals of the XIII Winter Olympics in the Miracle on Ice.
Later in the year, President Jimmy Carter announces that the U.S. will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
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