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1980 Winter Olympics

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See also: 1980 Winter Paralympics[?]
The Games of the XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, United States of America. Another candidate city was Vancouver-Garibaldi, Canada; they withdrew before the final vote.

Games of the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Nations participating37
Athletes participating1,072 (233 women, 839 men)
Events38 in 6 sports
Opening ceremoniesFebruary 13, 1980
Closing ceremoniesFebruary 24, 1980
Officially opened byVice President Walter Mondale
Athlete's OathEric Heiden
Judge's Oath:Terry McDermott[?]
Olympic TorchDr. Charles Morgan Kerr[?]

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Highlights

  • The second time[?] the Games were held in Lake Placid.
  • First use of artificial snow in Olympic competition.
  • Ingemar Stenmark[?] won both the giant slalom and the slalom.
  • Hanni Wenzel won the women's giant slalom and slalom, making Liechtenstein the smallest country to produce an Olympic champion.
  • Ulrich Wehling[?] and Irina Rodnina[?] won their respective events for the third time.
  • Aleksandr Tikhonov[?] earned his fourth straight gold medal.
  • Nikolay Zimyatov[?] earned three gold medals in cross-country skiing.
  • Eric Heiden won all five speed skating races.
  • An unfancied amateur United States ice hockey team win the gold medal, defeating Finland in the final. Their extraordinary upset victory over the heavy favourite Soviet team in the semifinal becomes known as "The Miracle On Ice[?]" in the US press.

Medals Awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal Count

PosCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Union of Soviet Socialist Republics106622
2German Democratic Republic97723
3United States of America64212
4Austria3227
5Sweden3014
6Liechtenstein2204
7Finland1539
8Norway13610
9Netherlands1214
10Switzerland1135
11Great Britain1001
12Federal Republic of Germany0235
13Italy0202
14Canada0112
15Hungary0101
16France0011
17Czechoslovakia0011
18Bulgaria0011
19Japan0011

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