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Moscow 1980 - Key Facts

ESPN staff
October 12, 2011
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Yelena Naimushina routine on the beam helped USSR take gold in the team event © PA Photos
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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 given out
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, track and field)

Olympic flame lit by
Sergei Belov (USSR, basketball player)

Olympic oath read by
Nikolai Andrianov (USSR, gymnast)

TV rights
$88 million dollars

Accredited journalists
7,629

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