Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Palace of Sports, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Date Started: July 21, 1980
Date Finished: July 23, 1980
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.
From 1952-88, save for their boycott year of 1984, the Soviet Union women won the gold medal in this event, also winning it in 1992 as the Unified Team. But they were challenged in Moskva by Romania, who had defeated them at the 1979 World Championships. In the Soviets absence, Romania would win the gold medal at Los Angeles in 1984. The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) won the bronze medal in 1980 as the podium was exactly the same as in 1976.