The Moscow Olympics, 1980

Competing in the context of the Cold War and state dirigisme

Authored by: Olga Chepurnaya

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138792548
eBook ISBN: 9781315761930
Adobe ISBN: 9781317646679

10.4324/9781315761930.ch36

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

At the seventy-fifth meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held in October 1974, the decision was made to select Moscow as the host city of the XXII Summer Olympic Games in 1980 (almost immediately the media reduced the full name down to Olympics-80). This event was preceded by a long history of relations between the USSR and the IOC, which emerged during the post-World War II period, when in the spring of 1951, the USSR became a member of the Olympic Movement. From 1952, the Soviet national team regularly took part in the Olympic Games.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.