Beautiful poster for the Olympic Games of Moscow in 1980. The Summer Olympic Games of 1980, officially known as the Games of the XXIIth Olympiad of the modern era, take place in Moscow in USSR from July 19 till August 3, 1980. It is the first time that the Games take place in this country.
These Games were marked by the boycott of about fifty nations (including the United States) following the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union in 1979.
80 nations and 5 179 athletes (including 1 115 women) took part in 203 events in 21 sports.
The budget of organization was of 9 billion dollars. For these Games, the security was enormously reinforced and a big part of the city was reserved for the Olympic traffic.
Olympic Games - Russia - Sport
Sign up & benefit from discounts or exclusive offers.