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Montreal
1976

DateJuly 17 - July 31
CountryCanada
Athletes6084
Teams92
Events198
Montreal 1976
Montreal 1976 Official Film | Games of XXI Olympiad
Originals01:57:41
Comaneci explains how her ‘touch’ made the difference at Montreal 1976
Legends Live On
In their own words: Engineering a legend
Dashing Naber sets Olympic pool alight - Swimming
Fujimoto bravery helps Japan make it five golds in a row - Gymnastics
Montreal 1976

About the Games

The African Boycott

The 1976 Montreal Games were marred by an African boycott involving 22 countries. The boycott was organised by Tanzania to protest the fact that the New Zealand rugby team had toured Apartheid South Africa and that New Zealand was scheduled to compete in the Olympic Games.

Debuts and Firsts

Women’s events in basketball, rowing and team handball all made their Olympic debut. Hockey was played on an artificial pitch for the first time.

Memorable Champions

Alberto Juantorena of Cuba completed the first 400m and 800m double victory. The Japanese women’s volleyball team proved untouchable, winning all their matches in straight sets, and Miklos Németh of Hungary won the javelin to become the first son of an athletics gold medalist to win a gold of his own.

Perfect Nadia

Fourteen-year-old gymnast Nadia Comaneci of Romania was the undoubted star of the Games. She shot to fame when, for her performance on the uneven bars, she was awarded the first-ever perfect score of 10.0. She went on to earn seven maximum marks in total.

Montreal
1976

Featured Athletes

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RomaniaRomania
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Soviet UnionSoviet Union
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German Democratic Republic (Germany)German Democratic Republic (Germany)
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GermanyGermany
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Montreal 1976

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First perfect ten - Nadia Comaneci

Montreal 1976 | Olympic Games
Montreal
1976

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The Brand

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The Medals

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The Mascot

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The Torch

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