1 9 8 0
Mascots
1896 – 2016
all
mascots
Two hundred three
Sets of Olympic medals
were at stake in 1980
USSR
Country
Moscow
City
5179
Athletes
1115
4064
Olympic Medals
1896 – 2016
all
Olympic Medals
80
Participating
Countries
DITYATIN DOMINATES

A boycott led by the United States meant only 80 nations took part – the lowest number since 1956 – but the Games were as exciting and memorable as ever. Soviet Union gymnast Aleksandr Dityatin was the star turn, winning medals in every Men's Gymnastics event to become the first Olympian to win eight medals at one Games. Further firsts saw Super-Heavyweight Teófilo Stevenson of Cuba became the first boxer to win the same division three times, and East German Gerd Wessig of East Germany became the first male high jumper to break the world record at a Games.

Where do
the olympic medals go?
Table

Table

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total
  • 80 69 46 195
    01 Russia Russia
  • 47 37 42 126
    02 GDR GDR
  • 8 16 17 41
    03 Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • 7 10 15 32
    04 Hungary Hungary
  • 3 14 15 32
    04 Poland Poland
  • 6 6 13 25
    05 Romania Romania
  • 5 7 9 21
    06 Great Britain Great Britain
  • 8 7 5 20
    07  Cuba Cuba
  • 8 3 4 15
    08 Italy Italy
  • 6 5 3 14
    09 France France
  • 2 3 9 14
    09 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • 3 3 6 12
    10 Sweden Sweden
  • 2 3 4 9
    11 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • 2 2 5 9
    11 Australia Australia
  • 3 1 4 8
    12 Finland Finland
  • 1 3 2 6
    13 Spain Spain
  • 2 1 2 5
    14 Denmark Denmark
  • 0 3 2 5
    14 North Korea (DPRK) North Korea (DPRK)
  • 2 0 2 4
    15 Brazil Brazil
  • 2 0 2 4
    15 Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • 1 2 1 4
    15 Austria Austria
  • 0 2 2 4
    15 Mongolia Mongolia
  • 0 1 3 4
    15 Mexico Mexico
  • 1 0 2 3
    16 Greece Greece
  • 0 1 2 3
    16 Netherlands Netherlands
  • 0 0 3 3
    16 Jamaica Jamaica
  • 2 0 0 2
    17 Switzerland Switzerland
  • 0 2 0 2
    17 Tanzania Tanzania
  • 0 1 1 2
    17 Ireland Ireland
  • 1 0 0 1
    18 Belgium Belgium
  • 1 0 0 1
    18 India India
  • 1 0 0 1
    18 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Uganda Uganda
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Venezuela Venezuela
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Guyana Guyana
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Lebanon Lebanon
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Algeria Algeria
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Colombia Colombia
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Congo Congo
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Cyprus Cyprus
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Guatemala Guatemala
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Iraq Iraq
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Kuwait Kuwait
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 New Zealand New Zealand
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Nigeria Nigeria
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Peru Peru
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Senegal Senegal
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Syria Syria
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Zambia Zambia
map
203 Sets of Olympic medals
were at stake in 1980
25-30 medals
15-24 medals
10-14 medals
6-9 medals
3-5 medals
1-2 medals

map

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total