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  • Montreal 1976 Equestrian Dressage mixed team | Video

    Montreal 1976 Equestrian Dressage mixed team

    Reiner Klimke ranks as the most successful participant ever in Olympic equestrian events. He won six gold and two bronze medals in dressage, over five different Olympic Games. Sadly, Klimke died abruptly of a heart attack in 1999. However, his legacy is continued by his daughter, Ingrid Klimke, who competes at international level in eventing and dressage.
  • Mascot Montreal 1976

    Mascot Montreal 1976

    A telephone box with an Amik poster in an auxiliary press centre at the Montreal OG ©IOC
    Sunday, January 3, 2010 10:02 AM | Photo
  • Opening Ceremony Montreal 1976

    Opening Ceremony Montreal 1976

    The final torchbearers, Stéphane Préfontaine and Sandra Henderson, in the Montreal Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony ©IOC
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 1:36 PM | Photo
  • Winner's medal Montreal 1976

    Winner's medal Montreal 1976

    The reverse of this medal features a representation of the laurel crown awarded to Olympic champions of the Games in Antiquity, together with the logo of the Montreal Games. This logo, designed by Canadian graphic artist Georges Huel, is composed of the five Olympic rings topped by a podium with rounded edges. This podium can also be seen as a stylised representation of the letter “M” for Montreal ©IOC
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 10:11 AM | Photo
  • Winner's medal Montreal 1976

    Winner's medal Montreal 1976

    The obverse of the winner’s medal produced for the Olympic Games in Montreal features a design by Tuscan artist Giuseppe Cassioli. The motif, a Victory holding a laurel crown seated in front of a representation of the Colosseum in Rome, has appeared on the obverse of all the winners’ medals awarded at Summer Games since 1928, with the exception of Barcelona 1992, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 ©IOC
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 10:08 AM | Photo
  • Harold Wright during an IOC meeting in Montreal, in 1976

    Harold Wright during an IOC meeting in Montreal, in 1976

    After competing in athletics at the 1932 Games in Los Angeles, Harold Wright remained active within the sports world. He was President of the Canadian Olympic Association from 1969 to 1977, in which capacity he was involved in organising the 1976 Games in Montreal.
    Sunday, December 31, 1899 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Summer Games Montreal 1976 Medal

    Summer Games Montreal 1976 Medal

    On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1921. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: “XXIe Olympiade Montréal 1976”. The reverse was designed as intentionally bare. It comprises a stylized laurel crown, symbol of victory since the Games of Antiquity, and the emblem of the 1976 Games in Montréal.
    Saturday, July 17, 1976 1:00 PM | Photo
  • News | Tokyo 1964 Legacy

    The Japanese Women’s Volleyball Team

    The Japanese women’s volleyball team captured the nation’s hearts on the way to winning gold at the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964. Their triumphant run – including a final win over the heavily favoured Soviet Union which was watched by more Japanese television viewers than any other event in the Games – led to widespread media coverage of volleyball and is credited with greatly boosting the popularity of the sport for women of all ages in Japan.
    19 Nov 2020 | Tokyo 1964 Legacy, Legacies for Sport
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