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Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics




The Lake Placid Village: Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County , New York in United States . Lake Placid is located at the south end of the lake called Lake Placid . The name of the village has been derived from the name of the lake. Mirror Lake is beside the village Lake Placid . Among the pastimes in the village some are Hiking, golf and fishing .

The Thirteenth Winter Olympics: The 1980 Winter Olympics were officially known as the X III Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in Lake Placid, New York in United States.

Venue: 1980 Winter Summer Games were held at Lake Placid Equestrian Stadium in Lake Placid, New York, USA . Lake Placid Equestrian Stadium is an equestrian stadium in the village Lake Placid with a capacity of 30,000 spectators. The opening and closing ceremonies of the 1980 Winter Summer Games along with the equestrian events were held in this stadium .

Participants: 1072 participants from 37 countries competed in the 1980 Winter Summer Games . The countries competing in the games were Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, USSR, West Germany and Yugoslavia.

Events: There were 38events in 6 sports in the thirteenth Winter Summer Games in 1980. The sports were alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating.

Medal Count: USSR won 22 medals in total ( 10gold, 6 silver, 6 bronze medals). East Germany won 23 medals in total (9 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals). United States , the host country won total 12 medals (6 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals).

A Brief Description of the Lake Placid, New York, USA Winter Summer Games, 1980: The thirteenth Winter Summer Games were held from 13 th February to 24 th February in Lake Placid, New York in United States. The games were officially opened by Walter Mondale. The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Eric Heiden. The judges took the Olympic oath led by Terry McDermott. In the stadium the Olympic Flame was lit by Charles Kerr . Lake Placid, New York also hosted the Winter Summer Games in 1932.


  1980 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
Rank NationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union 106622
2 East Germany 97723
3 United States 64212
4 Austria 3227
5 Sweden 3014
6 Liechtenstein 2204
7 Finland 1539
8 Norway 13610
9 Netherlands 1214
10 Switzerland 1135
11 Great Britain 1001
12 West Germany 0235
13 Italy 0202
14 Canada 0112
15 Hungary 0101
15 Japan 0101
17 Bulgaria 0011
17 Czechoslovakia 0011
17 France 0011

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