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Australia At The 1980 Summer Olympics
Australia
Australia
competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics
1980 Summer Olympics
in Moscow, USSR. In partial support of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, athletes were encouraged to boycott by the government, and Australia
Australia
competed under the Olympic Flag. 120 competitors, 92 men and 28 women, took part in 92 events in 17 sports.[1] Flag bearers Denise Boyd (athletics) and Max Metzker
Max Metzker
(swimming), Australia’s first joint-flag carriers, carried the Olympic flag in the opening ceremony instead of the national flag
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List Of IOC Country Codes
The International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) uses three-letter abbreviation country codes[1] to refer to each group of athletes that participate in the Olympic Games. Each code usually identifies a National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
(NOC), but there are several codes that have been used for other instances in past Games, such as teams composed of athletes from multiple nations, or groups of athletes not formally representing any nation. Several of the IOC codes are different from the standard ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes. Other sporting organisations, such as FIFA, use similar country codes to refer to their respective teams, but with some differences
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Michelle Ford
Michelle Jan Ford, MBE[1] (born 15 July 1962) is an Australian former long-distance freestyle and butterfly swimmer of the 1970s and 1980s, who won a gold medal in the 800-metre freestyle, bronze in the 200-meter butterfly, and 4th in the 400-meters freestyle at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[2] She was the only non-Soviet bloc female swimmer to win an individual gold medal at the 1980 games. She also set two world records in her career, and was the first Australian woman to win individual Olympic medals in two distinct specialized strokes. Ford, the second of four children grew up in the seaside Sydney suburb of Sans Souci, familiar with water, as her father Ian, a dentist, had narrowly missed Olympic selection as a yachtsman
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Australasia At The Olympics
Australasia
Australasia
was a combined team of athletes from Australia
Australia
and the Dominion of New Zealand
Dominion of New Zealand
that competed together at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics
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Australia
Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of AustraliaFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1]Capital Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest city SydneyNational language English[N 2]DemonymAustralian Aussie
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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American-led Boycott Of The 1980 Summer Olympics
The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott was one part of a number of actions initiated by the United States to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.[1] The Soviet Union, which hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics, and other countries would later boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.Contents1 Background1.1 Responses by country and continent 1.2 Athletes and sportspeople competing without national flags or anthems2 Non-participating countries 3 Altered participation3.1 Nations that did not participate in the Opening Ceremony 3.2 National teams represented at the Opening Ceremony by Chef de Mission 3.3 Nations under the Olympic Flag by their own athletes 3.4 Nations that competed under their respective NOC flag4 Alternative events 5 See also 6 ReferencesBackground[edit] Western governments first considered the idea of boycotting the Moscow Olympics in response to the situation in Afghanistan at the 20 December 1979 meeting of NATO repre
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Olympic Flag
The Olympic symbols
Olympic symbols
are icons, flags and symbols used by the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) to elevate the Olympic Games. Some—such as the flame, fanfare, and
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Russian Alphabet
The Russian alphabet
Russian alphabet
(Russian: русский алфавит, tr. rússkij alfavít, IPA: [ˈruskʲɪj ɐɫfɐˈvʲit]) uses letters from the Cyrillic script
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1928 Summer Olympics
The 1928 Summer Olympics
1928 Summer Olympics
(Dutch: Olympische Zomerspelen 1928), officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from 28 July to 12 August 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The city of Amsterdam
Amsterdam
had previously bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, but were obliged to give way to war-torn Antwerp
Antwerp
in Belgium
Belgium
for the 1920 Games and Pierre de Coubertin's Paris
Paris
for the 1924 Games. The only other candidate city for the 1928 Olympics was Los Angeles, which would eventually be selected to host the Olympics four years later
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Australia At The 2016 Summer Olympics
Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of AustraliaFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1]Capital Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest city SydneyNational language English[N 2]DemonymAustralian Aussie
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National Olympic Committee
A National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
(NOC) is a national constituent of the worldwide Olympic movement. Subject to the controls of the International Olympic Committee, NOCs are responsible for organizing their people's participation in the Olympic Games. They may nominate cities within their respective areas as candidates for future Olympic Games
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John Sumegi
John Zoltan Sumegi (born 27 October 1954) is a retired Australian flatwater canoeist. He competed in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics and won a silver medal in the K-1 500 m event in 1980. He won another silver medal in this event at the 1979 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. References[edit]Wikimedia Commons has media related to John Sumegi.ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine. ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09) Sports-reference.com profileThis article about an Australian Olympic medalist is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis article about an Australian canoeist is a stub
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Max Metzker
Maxwell Raymond Metzker (born 8 March 1960) was a South African-born long-distance freestyle swimmer who represented Australia in the late 1970s and early 1980s, who won a bronze medal in the 1500 m freestyle at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. He was a co-flagbearer with Denise Boyd at the opening ceremony, when Australia marched under the Olympic flag to protest the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. Metzker first showed his international pedigree in the pool at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, coming sixth in the 1500-metre freestyle and 13th in the 400-metre event. He had his first international success at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada, winning a gold and bronze medal in the 1500-metre and 400-metre freestyle respectively. He also claimed a gold medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay. In Moscow, Metzker trailed the great Soviet swimmer Vladimir Salnikov home by some 25 seconds
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Denise Boyd
Denise Margaret Robertson-Boyd (born 15 December 1952) is an Australian former Olympic sprinter, who reached two Olympic finals in the 200 metres sprint. Boyd won the gold medal for 200 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.[2] Boyd's best performances were:[3]100 m: 11.35 (Moscow, 1980) 200 m: 22.35 (Sydney, 1980) 400 m: 51.48 (Melbourne, 1983)Her husband, Ray Boyd was also a Commonwealth Games champion and double-Olympic representative in the pole vault.[4] The Boyds have three children, all of whom are successful athletes:[5]Alana (born 10 May 1984)[6] - 4.55 m Olympic pole vaulter[3] Jacinta (born 10 February 1986)[7] - 6.64 m long jumper[3] Matthew (Matt) (born 29 April 1988)[8] - 5.35 m pole vaulter[9]In 2009 Denise Boyd was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.[10] See also[edit]Australian athletics champions (Women)References[edit]^ "Denise Robertson-Boyd". sports-reference.com
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Moscow
Moscow
Moscow
(/ˈmɒskoʊ, -kaʊ/; Russian: Москва́, tr. Moskva, IPA: [mɐˈskva] ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 12.2 million residents within the city limits[11] and 17.1 million within the urban area.[12] Moscow
Moscow
is recognized as a Russian federal city. Moscow
Moscow
is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia
Russia
and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent. By broader definitions Moscow
Moscow
is among the world's largest cities, being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 15th largest urban area, and the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide
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