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#Throwback: The opening ceremony of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games

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MOSCOW – JULY 19: General view of the Opening ceremonies of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games on July 19, 1980 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

Opening ceremony of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow. (Photo by Jean-Yves Ruszniewski/TempSport/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

Opening Ceremony of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games. (Photo by Giuliano Bevilacqua/Sygma via Getty Images)

Athletes and musicians perform during the Opening Ceremony event for the XXII Olympic Summer Games on 19 July 1980 at the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Allsport/Getty Images)

Opening Ceremony of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games. (Photo by Giuliano Bevilacqua/Sygma via Getty Images)

Photo of the Olympic Games’ mascot Misha-bear, 19 July 1980 in Lenin Stadium Moscow, wishing everyone good luck at the opening ceremony of the 1980 Olympic Games, hosted by the USSR. (Photo credit should read -/AFP via Getty Images)

(Original Caption) 8/1/1980-Moscow: Sebastian Coe of Great Britain wins the Olmpic 1,500 meters gold medal in 3 minutes and 38.40 seconds here 8/1. East Germany’s Jurgen Straub (338) took the silver and Steve Ovett finished third (l). The win avenged Coe’s defeat to Ovett in the 800 meters. UPI mt/Joe Marquette

Sergei Belov of the Soviet Union runs with the Olympic Torch during the Opening Ceremony event for the XXII Olympic Summer Games on 19 July 1980 at the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Allsport/Getty Images)

MOSCOW, SOVIET UNION – JULY 26: Steve Ovett of Great Britain (279) wins the men’s 800 metres final from teammate and silver medallist Sebastian Coe (254) and bronze medallist Nikolai Kirov (R) of the Soviet Union during the 1980 Summer Olympic Games on July 26, 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union. (Photo by Allsport/Getty Images)

Opening Ceremony for the 1980 Olympic Games (Photo by Jerry Cooke/Corbis via Getty Images)

19 JULY – 03 AUG 1980: Opening ceremony celebration shows a formation of people replicating the Olympic torch during the Olympic games in Moscow, Soviet Union. .Photo: © Rich Clarkson / Rich Clarkson & Associates

French judokas, medalists at the1980 Olympic games face the cameras in front of Saint-Basil, Moscow Red Square, 1980. Angelo Parisi (R) won gold in the Heavyweight category and silver in the Open, Bernard Tchoullouyan (C) got bronze in the Half Middleweight and Thierry Rey (L) took gold in the Extra Lightweight category. (Photo credit should read -/AFP via Getty Images)

Logo of the 1980 Summer Olympics (Photo by Giuliano Bevilacqua/Sygma via Getty Images)

Closing Ceremony of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow. (Photo by Giuliano Bevilacqua/Sygma via Getty Images)

The Opening Ceremony at the start of the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow on 19th July 1980. (Photo by Chris Smith/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Barbara Krause of East Germany ( C) stands on the podium with her gold medal together with silver medallist Ines Diers (L) and bronze medallist Carmela Schmidtafter winning the Women’s 200 metres Freestyle event during the XXII Summer Olympic Games on 24 July 1980 at the Swimming Pool of the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Allsport/Getty Images)

Nadia Comaneci from Romania during her routine on the balance beam at the 1980 Olympic Games. (Photo by Giuliano Bevilacqua/Sygma via Getty Images)

The logo and the mascot, Misha, of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow. (Photo by Giuliano Bevilacqua/Sygma via Getty Images)

Sebastian Coe of Great Britain gives the thumbs up to the crowd after winning the 1500m final, 01 August 1980 at the Moscow Olympic Games. Six days after finishing second behind countryman Steve Ovett in the 800m, Coe got his revenge winning the gold medal as Ovett finished third. AFP PHOTO/EPU (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Athletes jump over a water hazard during the 3000 meter steeplechase event at the 1980 Summer Olympics. (Photo by Jerry Cooke/Corbis via Getty Images)

Fireworks over the Olympic stadium during the Closing Ceremony of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow. (Photo by Giuliano Bevilacqua/Sygma via Getty Images)

Margaret Kelly of Great Britain celebrates winning the silver medal with her team mates in the Women’s 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay on 20th July 1980 during the XXII Olympic Summer Games at the Swimming Pool, Olympiysky Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

British athlete Kathy Smallwood dejected after failing to win in the Women’s 200 metres Final at the Olympic Games in Moscow. 2nd August 1980. (Photo by Monte Fresco/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

A hoarding on the side of a building illustrating the Olympic torch relay during the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, circa July 1980. (Photo by Leo Mason/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

East German athlete Marlies Gohr crosses the finish line in first place to win the gold medal for the East Germany team ahead of Sonia Lannaman of Great Britain and Emma Sulter of France in the final of the Women’s 4 x 100 metres relay event at the 1980 Summer Olympics inside the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Soviet Union on 1st August 1980. (Photo by Professional Sport/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Misha the bear, the official mascot for this year’s Olympics, sets the scene at the Lenin Central Stadium in Moscow, the venue for the track and field competitions (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

1980: Sebastian Coe of Great Britain raises his arms in celebration as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s 1500m race at the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, USSR. Coe, won gold medals in the 1500 metres at both the 1980 Games in Moscow and the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, as well as silver medals for the 800 metres in both these celebrations. He worked on the first Athletes Commissions of the IOC and addressed the 1981 Congress in Baden Baden calling for lifetime bans for drug abuse. He is now a Member of Parliament in Great Britain. Mandatory Credit: Tony Duffy/Allsport

Allan Wells of Great Britain (foreground) wins the final of the men’s 100 metres event during the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow on 25th July 1980. (Photo by Leo Mason/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

7/19/1980-Moscow, Russia-ORIGINAL CAPTION READS: Sergei Belov, Soviet basketball coach, ignites the Olympic torch at Lenin Stadium during ceremony opening the Olympics.

The New Zealand team enter the stadium behind their flag bearer. As New Zealand officially boycotted the games, their athletes competed under the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association flag. (Photo by H. Routledge/PA Images via Getty Images)

Closing Ceremony of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow. (Photo by Giuliano Bevilacqua/Sygma via Getty Images)

British fans in the crowd with a banner saying ‘We’re Proud of Great Britain, How About You Thatcher?’ in reference to Great Britain’s boycott of the Olympic Games. British competitors competed under the Olympic flag. Also in the crowd is a Union Flag from Leicester. (Photo by H. Routledge/PA Images via Getty Images)

The Opening Ceremony at the start of the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow on 19th July 1980. (Photo by Chris Smith/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

(Original Caption) The Olympic flag is carried out of the Lenin Stadium at the closing ceremony of the 1980 Olympic Games here 8/3. The Olympic flame was extinguished until the next Games in the city of Los Angeles in 1984.

The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games, featuring Mishka the Olympic mascot, in Moscow on 19th July 1980. (Photo by Leo Mason/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

Steven Ovett (N·279), from Great Britain, on the way to win the Olympic 800m event, 26 July 1980 in the Lenin Stadium in Moscow. Left to Right, 341- RDA Detlef Wagenknecht, 254 – GBR Sebastian Coe (Silver medal), 78 – BRA Agberto Concei Guimaraes, 279 – GBR Steven Ovett (Gold medal) and 707 – USSR Nikolaï Kirov (Bronze meadle). (Photo by STAFF / EPU / AFP) (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Lutz Dombrowski of East Germany leaps into the air during the Men’s Long Jump event at the XXII Olympic Summer Games on 28 July 1980 at the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Allsport/Getty Images)

Volleyball semi-finals between Bulgaira and East Germany at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. (Photo by Giuliano Bevilacqua/Sygma via Getty Images)

Nadia Comaneci from Romania during her routine on balance beam at the 1980 Olympic Games. (Photo by Giuliano Bevilacqua/Sygma via Getty Images)

British runner Sebastian Coe wins the 1500 metres final at the Moscow Olympics, 1980. East Germany’s Jurgen Straub (right) won silver and Steve Ovett (centre) of Great Britain took bronze. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Steve Ovett #279 of Great Britain signals ‘ILY’ I Love You to his girlfriend Rachel Waller after winning the Men’s 800m race on 26th July 1980 at the XXII Summer Olympic Games at the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Allsport/Getty Images)

View of play between India and Spain in the final first place match of the Men’s field hockey tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union on 26th July 1980. India would go on to win the match 4-3 to be awarded the gold medal with Spain awarded the silver medal. (Photo by Professional Sport/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Spectators in the crowd wearing paper hats whilst watching the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games in Lenin Stadium. (Photo by S&G/PA Images via Getty Images)

25 Jul 1980: General view of game featuring the USSR during the Olympic Games in Moscow, Russia.

Pascale Trinquet (R), French fencer competes against Russian Belova (L) in the Team Foil category, Moscow 28 July 1980. France won gold, Soviet Union got silver and Hungary took bronze. (Photo credit should read GEORGES BENDRIHEM/AFP via Getty Images)

Die NOK-Mitgliederversammlung mit dem DSB-Präsidenten Willi Weyer, Schatzmeister Paul Skonieczny, NOK-Vizepräsident Dr. Klaus Hess und NOK-Präsident Willi Daume (v.l.) tagt am 15.5.1980 in Düsseldorf, wo das Nationale Olympische Komitee für Deutschland nach rund vierstündiger Beratung und Abstimmung mit 59:40 Stimmen beschließt, die Olympischen Sommerspiele 1980 in Moskau zu boykottieren. (Photo by Hartmut Reeh/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Daley Thompson of Great Britain enroute to winning the decathlon event during the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, circa July 1980. (Photo by Leo Mason/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

Sebastian Coe of Great Britain (254) wins the gold medal in the final of the men’s 1500 metres event, with Jurgen Straub of East Germany (338) second and Steve Ovett of Great Britain (279) third, during the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow on 1st August 1980. (Photo by Leo Mason/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

#Throwback: The opening ceremony of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games
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