XXII Olympic Games


MOSCOW 1980

Games of the XXII Olympiad


A U.S.-led boycott reduced the number of participating nations to 80, the lowest number since 1956. Aleksandr Dityatin earned medals in every men's gymnastics event to become the only athlete ever to win eight medals in one Olympics. Super-heavyweight Teófilo Stevenson became the first boxer to win the same division three times. Gerd Wessig became the first male high jumper to break the world record at the Olympics and swimmer Vladimir Salnikov broke the 15-minute barrier for the 1,500m. In adramatic confrontation, runners Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe split the 800 and 1,500m.


Participating Nations

80

Participants

5,179 athletes (1,115 women, 4,064 men)

Events

203

The top three winners were: USSR, German Democratic Republic and Bulgaria


Medal Tally of 22nd Olympic Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
Gold
  Silver
Bronze
Total
1
USSR
80
69
46
195
2
German Democratic Republic
47
37
42
126
3
Bulgaria
8
16
17
41
4
Cuba
8
7
5
20
5
Italy
8
3
4
15
6
Hungary
7
10
15
32
7
Romania
6
6
13
25
8
France
6
5
3
14
9
Great Britain
5
7
9
21
10
Poland
3
14
15
32
11
Sweden
3
3
6
12
12
Finland
3
1
4
8
13
Czechoslovakia
2
3
9
14
14
Yugoslavia
2
3
4
9
15
Australia
2
2
5
9
16
Denmark
2
1
2
5
17
Brazil
2
0
2
4
17
Ethiopia
2
0
2
4
19
Switzerland
2
0
0
2
20
Spain
1
3
2
6
21
Austria
1
2
1
4
22
Greece
1
0
2
3
23
Belgium
1
0
0
1
=23
India
1
0
0
1
=23
Zimbabwe
1
0
0
1
26
DPR Korea
0
3
2
5
27
Mongolia
0
2
2
4
28
United Republic of Tanzania
0
2
0
2
29
Mexico
0
1
3
4
30
Netherlands
0
1
2
3
31
Ireland
0
1
1
2
=32
Uganda
0
1
0
1
=32
Venezuela
0
1
0
1
34
Jamaica
0
0
3
3
=35
Guyana
0
0
1
1
=35
Lebanon
0
0
1
1
Total
204
204
223
631