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1980 Moscow
Olympic Stadium

Luzhniki Stadium

1980 Moscow Olympic Stadium

  Venue Resources  
Address Moscow, Russia
Weather
Newspaper
Satellite View
  Metal Count  
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USSR
East Germany
Bulgaria
Hungary
Poland
Cuba
Romania
Great Britain
Italy
France
80
47
8
7
3
8
6
5
8
6
69
37
16
10
14
7
6
7
3
5
46
42
17
15
15
5
13
9
4
3
195
126
41
32
32
20
25
21
15
14
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  The Facility  
Date Built July 31, 1956
Ownership
(Management)
FC Torpedo Moscow
(FC Torpedo Moscow)
Surface FieldTurf
Cost of Construction Unknown
Olympic Capacity 103,000
Luxury Suites Unknown
Club Seats Unknown
  Other Facts  
Current Tenants FC Torpedo Moscow
FC Spartak Moscow
Former Tenants 1980 Summer Olympics
1973 Summer Universiade
1998 First World Youth Games 1999 UEFA Cup Final
2008 Champions League Final
Population Base 10,500,000
On Site Parking Unknown
Nearest Airport Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)

1980 Moscow Olympic Stadium

Four years after 32 nations walked out of the Montreal Games, twice that many chose to stay away from Moscow - many in support of an American-led boycott to protest the December, 1979, Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

Unable to persuade the IOC to cancel or move the Summer Games, U.S. President Jimmy Carter pressured the USOC to officially withdraw in April. Many western governments, like West Germany and Japan followed suit and withheld their athletes. But others, like Britain and France, while supporting the boycott, allowed their Olympic committees to participate if they wished.

The first Games to be held in a Communist country opened in July with 81 nations in attendance and were dominated by the USSR and East Germany. They were also plagued by charges of rigged judging and poor sportsmanship by Moscow fans who, without the Americans around, booed the Poles and East Germans unmercifully.

Otherwise, Soviet gymnast Aleksandr Dityatin became the first athlete to win eight medals in one year; the belle of Montreal, Nadia Comaneci of Romania, returned to win two more gold medals; and Cuban heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson became the first boxer to win three golds in the same weight division.

In track and field, Miruts Yifter of Ethiopia won at 5,000 and 10,000 meters, but the most thrilling moment of the Games came in the last lap of the 1,500 meters where Sebastian Coe of Great Britain outran countryman Steve Ovett and Jurgen Straub of East Germany for the gold.

Source: 1996 Information Please Sports Almanac

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