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Montreal 1976 Olympics




The City of Montreal: Montreal is the second largest city in Canada. Montreal is also the 17th largest city in Northern America. The city is located on the Montreal Island at the confluence of rivers Saint Lawrence and Ottawa. Montreal is situated in the southwestern corner of the province of Quebec. Old Montreal, Old Port, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, St Joseph's Oratory, Olympic Park, Montreal Botanical Garden, Center Canadien d'Architecture are some of the landmarks in Montreal.

The Twenty-first Olympiad: The 1976 Summer Games were officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad . Montreal, Quebec, the second largest city in Canada hosted the Games in the year 1976.

Venue: In 1976, the Twenty-first Olympiad was held at the Olympic stadium in Montreal In the province of Quebec in Canada .

Participants: 6028 competitors Participated in the Twenty-first Olympiad. The 92 countries which took part in the competition were Andorra, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria,

Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Honduras, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany Democratic Republic, Germany Federal Republic, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Korea Democratic Republic, Korea people Republic, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, U.S.S.R., U.S.A.,US Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia.

Events: In the twenty-first Olympiad there were 198 events in 21 sports. Medals were awarded for archery, athletics, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, shooting, swimming, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling and yachting.

Medal Count: U.S.S.R. won the maximum number of medals with a total of 125 medals ( 49 gold, 41 silver, 35 bronze medals). East Germany won 40 gold medals and United States won 34 gold medals.

A Brief Description of the Twenty-first Olympiad: The Twenty-first Summer Games were held from 17 th July to 1 st August in the year 1976 in Montreal , the second largest city in Canada. The Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II . The athletes uttered Olympic oath led by Pierre St-Jean. The judges took Olympic oath led by Maurice Fauget . In the stadium, the Olympic Flame was lit by Stephane Prefontaine and Sandra Henderson.

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