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  • News | Moscow 1980

    Khabareli surges to judo crown

    Russia and East Germany hoovered up the majority of the medals at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, but judo was a sport where the spoils were expected to be shared more evenly.
    02 Aug 1980 | Moscow 1980
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Jahl takes discus gold again

    When Evelin Schlaak came out of nowhere to win the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976, she not only crushed her East German team mates but also left the world’s best trailing in her wake.
    26 Jul 1980 | Moscow 1980
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Gymnast Dityatin emerges from the shadows

    Alexander Dityatin finally emerged from the shadow of fellow Russian gymnast Nikolai Andrianov in spectacular fashion at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.
    24 Jul 1980 | Moscow 1980
  • News | Innsbruck 1976

    Soviet ice hockey maestros make it four in a row

    Few teams have dominated a sport quite so comprehensively and for such a long period as the Soviet Union’s ice hockey stars of the 1970s. The squad steamrollered its way through the decade, winning seven World Championships and two Olympic titles – with victory in 1976 securing a fourth straight gold in the competition.
    11 Feb 1976 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1976, Ice Hockey, Men, USSR
  • News | Munich 1972

    Home favourite Falck puts on unstoppable 800m show

    The women's 800m turned out to be the race where the favourites struggled to live up to some weighty expectations. Bulgaria's Vasilena Amzina was the world's second fastest runner coming into the event but she collided with another runner in her heat and fell to the track. She got up bravely and finished with determination in her eyes and blood coating her face, but the damage had been done and Amzina failed to qualify. 
    11 Sep 1972 | Munich 1972, Athletics, 800m, Women, Federal Republic of Germany, FALCK, Hildegard
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Medved brings strength to bear in wrestling win

    Aleksandr Medved was well named. His surname translates as “Bear” and the giant wrestler fitted that image perfectly. He was eventually to be considered one of the finest wrestlers the world has ever known, but such acclaim lay ahead. Tokyo was his first Olympic Games, and it was to prove a formidable debut.
    17 Oct 1964 | Tokyo 1964, Wrestling Greco-Roman
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