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Moscow 1980 Olympics

The City of Moscow: Moscow is the capital of Russia . Moscow is located on the river Moskva . Moscow is Russia's most important city in political, economical and financial aspect. The city is also known to be the major educational, cultural and transportation centre. Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Tretyakov Gallery, Novodevichy Monastery, Moscow Metro, Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics are some of the major tourist attractions in Moscow.

The Twenty-second Olympiad: The 1980 Summer Games were officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad . The Games were held in 1980 in Moscow in USSR .

Venue: The 1980 Olympics was held at the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium. The stadium is located in Luzhniki, Moscow . The Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium is the biggest sports stadium in Russia . Now the stadium is called Luzhniki Stadium . The stadium is a part of the Luzhniki Sports Complex .

Participants: 5217 competitors Participated in the Twenty-second Olympiad. The 80 countries which took part in the competition were Afghanistan, Angola, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Cameroon, Colombia,

Congo People Republic, Cuba, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany Democratic Republic, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordon, Korea Democratic Republic, Korea people Republic, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, San Marino, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, U.S.S.R., Venezuela Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Events: In the twenty-second Summer Games, there were 203 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, sailing, shooting, swimming, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling.

Medal Count: U.S.S.R. won the maximum number of medals with a total of 195 medals ( 80 gold, 69 silver, 47 bronze medals). East Germany won 47 gold medals.

A Brief Description of the Twenty-second Olympiad: The Twenty-second Summer Games were held from 19 th July to 3 rd August in the year 1980 in Moscow , the capital city of Russia . The Games were officially opened by Leonid Brezhnev . The athletes uttered Olympic oath led by Nikolay Andrianov. The judges took Olympic oath led by Aleksandr Medved . In the stadium, the Olympic Flame was lit by Sergei Belov.