Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Montréal Forum, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 19, 1976
Format: Six-person teams. Each gymnast to perform a compulsory and an optional exercise on all four apparatuses. Top five scores per team on each of the eight exercises count towards the team score.
As they did every year from 1952-92, save for the boycott year of 1984, the Soviet Union won this gold medal quite easily. Romania placed second, but was not close, although they were led by the individual champion [Nadia Comăneci]. Romania had previously only won a medal in this event in 1956 and 1960, a bronze both times, but they would soon challenge the Soviet supremacy in women’s gymnastics.