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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, Judo
  • News | Moscow 1980

    East Germans takes handball crown

    Handball glory at the summer Olympic Games has generally been the preserve of Central and Eastern European countries since the sport was introduced at the 1936 Games in Berlin.
    25 Jul 1980 | Moscow 1980, Germany, Handball
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    US ice hockey rookies conjure up a Miracle on Ice

    Between 1952 and 1992 the Soviet ice hockey team enjoyed a near monopoly on Olympic success. The only nation to break its grip on the competition was its then Cold War rival, the USA – which most notably pulled off what came to be known as the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Lake Placid Games. 
    02 Feb 1980 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1980, Ice Hockey, Men, United States of America
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Ice queen Rodnina defends her pairs crown

    Irina Rodnina is the most successful pairs skater in sporting history, amassing a haul of 10 consecutive World Championship titles, 11 European Championships and three Olympic gold medals between 1972 and 1980 – during which time she was elevated to the status of national icon in the Soviet Union.
    02 Feb 1980 | Lake Placid 1980, Figure Skating, USSR, Olympic News, RODNINA, Irina
  • News | Montreal 1976

    Magnificent Kim supreme in Comaneci’s shadow - Gymnastics

    It is a reflection on much of Nelli Kim’s stellar gymnastics career that she left the 1976 Montreal Olympics with three gold medals and was even then something of a bridesmaid.
    22 Jul 1976 | Montreal 1976, Olympic News, COMANECI, Nadia, Romania, Artistic Gymnastics
  • News | Montreal 1976

    Perfect Comaneci rewrites Olympic history - Gymnastics

    Few athletes have made quite as deep and lasting an impact on the Olympic Games as the waif-like 14-year-old Romanian Nadia Comaneci.
    21 Jul 1976 | Montreal 1976, COMANECI, Nadia, Olympic News, Romania, Artistic Gymnastics
  • News | Montreal 1976

    Perfect Comaneci rewrites Olympic history - Gymnastics

    Few athletes have made quite as deep and lasting an impact on the Olympic Games as the waif-like 14-year-old Romanian Nadia Comaneci.
    21 Jul 1976 | Montreal 1976, Olympic News, COMANECI, Nadia, Romania, Artistic Gymnastics
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    Rodnina and Ulanov win Soviet duel

    We often hear people saying that sport can be so complicated and involved that it feels like a drama. At the Sapporo pair figure skating, the expression was, for once, true.
    11 Feb 1972 | Sapporo 1972, Olympic News, Figure Skating
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