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Beautiful pin about the Olypmic Games in Moscow 1980.
The 1980 Games were the first Olympic Games to be staged in Eastern Europe, and remain the only Summer Olympics held there, as well as the first Olympic Games to be held in a Slavic language-speaking country. They were also the first Olympic Games to be held in a communist country, and the only Summer Games to be held in such a country until 2008 in Beijing, China.
The games was heavy under the influence of politics. 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–Afghan War. The Soviet Union would later boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics held in the United States.
The opening ceremony in Moscow. This is just propaganda heaven:
The closing ceremony with Misha the Olympic mascotte. This is actually quite touching: