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Moscow 1980 - Key facts

Dates

July 19-August 3

Other candidate city

Los Angeles

Mascot

Misha, the bear

Participants

5,179 (1,115 women)

Participating Nations

80

Sports

21

Events

203

Medals awarded

631

IOC President

Lord Killanin (Ireland)

Games declared open by

Leonid Brezhnev, President of the Soviet Union

Last relay bearer of the Olympic flame

Viktor Sanejev (USSR, athletics)

Olympic flame lit by

Sergei Belov (USSR, basketball player)

Olympic oath read by

Nikolai Andrianov (USSR, gymnast)

TV rights

87,984 million dollars

Accredited journalists

7,629


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