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1980 Moskva Summer Games

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union (July 20, 1980 to August 3, 1980)
Opening Ceremony: July 19, 1980 (opened by President Leonid Brezhnev)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: Sergey Belov
Takers of the Olympic Oath: Nikolay Andrianov (athlete) and Aleksandr Medved (official)
Closing Ceremony: August 3, 1980
Events: 203 in 23 sports

Participants: 5,259 (4,135 men and 1,123 women) from 80 countries
Youngest Participant: ANG Jorge Lima (13 years, 8 days)
Oldest Participant: BUL Krasimir Krastev (70 years, 193 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): URS Aleksandr Dityatin (8 medals)
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (195 medals)

Overview

In late December 1979, Soviet tanks invaded Afghanistan. On 26 July 1980, Volker Beck (GDR) won a gold medal in the 400 metre hurdles at the Moscow Olympics. Unrelated events? Hardly.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 80 69 46 195
2 East Germany 47 37 42 126
3 Bulgaria 8 16 17 41
4 Hungary 7 10 15 32
5 Poland 3 14 15 32
6 Romania 6 6 13 25
7 Great Britain 5 7 9 21
8 Cuba 8 7 5 20
9 Italy 8 3 4 15
10 France 6 5 3 14
11 Czechoslovakia 2 3 9 14
12 Sweden 3 3 6 12
13 Yugoslavia 2 3 4 9
14 Australia 2 2 5 9
15 Finland 3 1 4 8
16 Spain 1 3 2 6
17 Denmark 2 1 2 5
18 North Korea 0 3 2 5
19 Ethiopia 2 0 2 4
20 Brazil 2 0 2 4
21 Austria 1 2 1 4
22 Mongolia 0 2 2 4
23 Mexico 0 1 3 4
24 Greece 1 0 2 3
25 Netherlands 0 1 2 3
26 Jamaica 0 0 3 3
27 Switzerland 2 0 0 2
28 Tanzania 0 2 0 2
29 Ireland 0 1 1 2
30 India 1 0 0 1
31 Zimbabwe 1 0 0 1
32 Belgium 1 0 0 1
33 Venezuela 0 1 0 1
34 Uganda 0 1 0 1
35 Guyana 0 0 1 1
36 Lebanon 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Aleksandr Dityatin (URS) 3 4 1 8
2 Nikolay Andrianov (URS) 2 2 1 5
3 Ines Diers (GDR) 2 2 1 5
4 Caren Metschuck (GDR) 3 1 0 4
5 Nadia Comăneci (ROU) 2 2 0 4
6 Nataliya Shaposhnikova (URS) 2 0 2 4
7 Maxi Gnauck (GDR) 1 1 2 4
8 Roland Brückner (GDR) 1 1 2 4
9 Vladimir Parfenovich (URS) 3 0 0 3
10 Barbara Krause (GDR) 3 0 0 3
11 Rica Reinisch (GDR) 3 0 0 3
12 Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 3 0 0 3
13 Yelena Davydova (URS) 2 1 0 3
14 Aleksandr Tkachov (URS) 2 1 0 3
15 Sergey Koplyakov (URS) 2 1 0 3
16 Rüdiger Helm (GDR) 2 0 1 3
17 Andrey Krylov (URS) 1 2 0 3
18 Volodymyr Smyrnov (URS) 1 1 1 3
19 Carmela Schmidt (GDR) 1 0 2 3
20 Arsens Miskarovs (URS) 0 2 1 3
21 Steffi Kräker (GDR) 0 1 2 3
22 Melita Ruhn (ROU) 0 1 2 3

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