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1980 Olympics Opening Ceremony Highlights

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Post 29 Mar 2007, 03:26
I found this wonderful music video with highlights of the 1980 Moscow Olympics opening ceremony, complete with a feel good Olympic theme song as an overture. I've personally never seen anything televised from the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Enjoy. ... ed&search=
Post 29 Mar 2007, 04:06
very nice find.
Post 31 Mar 2007, 07:40

On a related note, it's a shame how the USSR played tit for tat with the US by boycotting the 1984 games (subsequently making a fool of itself, and denying many athletes literally the chance of a lifetime). I think the country's leadership should have been smarter and more mature than that.
Post 31 Mar 2007, 21:26
Those were the kinds of stupid political games both sides played.
Post 16 Apr 2007, 18:07
But the US was the first one in mistaken politics with sports, so I think the USSR did what they had to do.
Post 17 Apr 2007, 03:45
USSR should have been more wise than US, and not replying to fire with more fire...
Post 17 Apr 2007, 17:15
The US certainly made the mistake first, but the USSR could have just ignored it and taken the higher road in 1984. Plus, the USSR would have gotten a lot of medals in 1984.
Post 17 Apr 2007, 23:24
Many would admit it as a admission of guilty on the american's accusations of waging war against innocent afghani rural folks...
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