THE MOSCOW SUMMER OLYMPICS 1980
The Summer Olympics were held in Moscow in 1980; the United States boycotted these games so finding these plates is difficult. This souvenir plate is in the beautiful blue and white porcelain that Bing and Grondahl in Copenhagen is famous for. Plate is initialed by the artist on the back and numbered 9480. It measures approximately 7 inches in diameter and features the Olympic Torch, the onion tops, and “Olympic Games, Mockba 1980” in the Cyrillic alphabet. Great addition to your Olympics or souvenir plate collection or great conversation piece. The color is stunning.
Eighty nations were represented at the Moscow Games – the smallest number since 1956. Led by the United States, 66 countries boycotted the games entirely because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Some athletes from some of the boycotting countries (they are not included in the list of 66 countries that boycotted the games entirely) participated in the games under the Olympic Flag. The Soviet Union would later boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics.
A 1989 report by a committee of the Australian Senate claimed that "there is hardly a medal winner at the Moscow Games, certainly not a gold medal winner...who is not on one sort of drug or another: usually several kinds. The Moscow Games might well have been called the Chemists' Games"
The first documented case of "blood doping" occurred at the 1980 Summer Olympics as a runner was transfused with two pints of blood before winning medals in the 5000 m and 10,000 m.
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