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Moscow 1980

Moscow 1980

Opening Date

19 Jul 1980

Closing Date

03 Aug 1980

Country of the host city

USSR

Candidate cities

Los Angeles (USA)

Information

Russia had been part of the Olympics since 1900, and though the status of Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia had caused political problems in the past, it was nothing like the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. The USA failed to have a boycott of the Moscow Games imposed but a high number of countries, probably 40-50, or individual sports federations, decided not to send teams.

The official tally shows 80 nations competing where they had been 92 and 121 in Montreal and Munich. In sporting terms the notable absentees were the USA, Japan and West Germany and along with these three, Australia, Britain, Canada and France were missing from the sailing competition. Competitors were reduced too with only 83 boats contesting the six classes, the smallest total since 1956. The Tempest was dropped after just two Games to make way for the Star's return with Valentin Mankin and Hubert Raudaschl winning the gold and silver.

Given the circumstances, the USSR might have been expected to win more, but Boris Budinov took silver in the Soling (behind a second successive gold for Dane Poul Richard Hoj-Jensen) and Andrei Balashov. A silver in the FD for David Wilkins gave Ireland its first and only sailing medal.

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Olympics - Regatta page - History - 1980
Introduction
Regatta Details
Start Date21 July 1980
End Date29 July 1980
ISAF IDURS198007XOX
VenueTallinn
CountryUSSR
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1980 Moscow Olympic Games Sailing Competition21 Jul 1980 - 29 Jul 1980
Fleet racing - Open - 470
Position Nation Sail Number Net Points Total Points Crew
1BRA
BRA
n/a36.4052.40Marcos Pinto Rizzo SOARES
Eduardo Henrique PENIDO
2GDR
GDR
n/a38.7053.70Jörn BOROWSKI
Egbert SWENSSON
3FIN
FIN
n/a39.7054.70Jouko LINDGREN
Georg Tallberg
4NED
NED
n/a49.4065.40Henk VAN GENT
Jan VAN DEN HONDEL
5POL
POL
n/a53.0071.00Leon WROBEL
Tomasz STOCKI
6ESP
ESP
n/a54.1069.10Gustavo DORESTE BLANCO
Alfredo RIGAU
7ITA
ITA
n/a57.7073.70Ernesto TREVES
Silvio NECCHI
8SWE
SWE
n/a60.0077.00Lars BENGTSSON
Stefan BENGTSSON
9SUI
SUI
n/a62.1079.10Francois KISTLER
Jean-luc DREYER
10URS
URS
n/a68.0089.00Vladimir IGNATENKO
Sergei ZHDANOV
11HUN
HUN
n/a96.00115.00Gyorgy FUNDAK
Gabor ZALAI
12CUB
CUB
n/a105.00126.00Angel Alfredo JIMENEZ
Vicente DE LA GUARDIA
13ZIM
ZIM
n/a110.00129.00Jeremy Sean O'CONNOR
Robin Thomas O'CONNOR
14CYP
CYP
n/a117.00137.00Panayiotis NICOLAOU
Demetrios DEMETRIOU
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