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Box of a 2 piece medal set, made in 1979 to honor the 1980 olympic gaes held in Moscow. The text on the back of both medals says:”Society for the promotion of the Olympic idea”.
On the first medal there is a image of August Schaettner (1817-1859) he was a German revolutionary and commander of the Hanau Gymnasts.
On the second medal there is J.C.F. GutsMuths (1759-1839). He was a teacher and educator in Germany, and is especially known for his role in the development of physical education. He is thought of as the “grandfather of gymnastics”.
The 1980 Games were the first Olympic Games to be staged in Eastern Europe. They were also the only Summer Olympic Games to be held in a communist country until 2008 in China.
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. 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. The Soviet Union won the most gold and overall medals, with the USSR and East Germany winning 127 out of 203 available golds.