Host City: MontrÃ©al, Canada
Venue(s): MontrÃ©al Forum, MontrÃ©al, QuÃ©bec
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 20, 1976
Format: Six-person teams. Each gymnast to perform a compulsory and an optional exercise on all six apparatuses. Top five scores per team on each of the 12 exercises count towards the team score.
Japan had won the gold medal in this event in 1960-72 but the competition in MontrÃ©al was very close, with Japan winning the gold medal, but only by 0.40 points over the Soviet Union. With the USA-led boycott in 1980, Japan would not compete, and this was their last gold medal in this event until 2004. The German Democratic Republic placed third, as the podium was identical to that of 1964-72.