70mm, 290gr, Golden bronze, Very beautiful medal, MINT condition!! The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, was a multi-sport event. Which was celebrated from February 13, through February 24, 1980, in Lake Placid.This was the second time the Upstate New York. Village hosted the Games, after 1932.
Of the Games was Roni. The mask-like rings on a raccoon's face recall the goggles. And hats worn by many athletes in winter sports. The sports were played at the Olympic Center.
Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run. The Olympic Ski Jumps, the Cascade Cross Country Ski Center, and the Lake Placid High School Speed Skating Oval. Team, composed mostly of collegiate. Players and not predicted to advance beyond group play, won the gold medal. The United States team's 4-3 win over the veteran Soviet team, which came into the 1980 Games having won four consecutive Olympic gold medals, became known as the Miracle on Ice.
The win captured the hearts of Americans, even though it was the win against Finland that secured the gold medal. Of the United States won gold in the 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, and 10,000m speed skating. Events, setting four Olympic records and one world record (10,000m) in the process and delivering 83% of the American gold medals (the only other gold, as noted above, was won by the hockey team). Heiden became the first person to win all five speed skating events, the first of only three to win five gold medals in individual events at a single Games (either Summer or Winter), and is still the only athlete to win five gold medals at one Winter Games.
Won both the giant slalom and the slalom. Won the women's giant slalom and slalom, making Liechtenstein. The smallest country to produce an Olympic champion. Won their respective events for the third time, Wehling in Nordic combined.
And Rodnina in pairs figure skating. Earned his fourth straight gold medal as part of the 4 x 7.5m biathlon. Earned three gold medals in cross-country skiing. Won gold for Great Britain in the men's singles figure skating.East Germany won the most medals overall (23) but had fewer golds (9) than the USSR (10). In possibly the most dramatic duel of the games, Sweden. In the 15 km cross-country skiing by 0.01 seconds, the closest margin of victory ever in Olympic cross-country skiing. Although they did not get any medals, the People's Republic of China entered the Olympic Games for the first time after the IOC.
Agreed to designate the Republic of China. Lake Placid 1980 marked the first use of artificial snow in Olympic competition. Lake Placid 1980 was the last Olympics to be opened by the Vice President of the United States. As 1980 was a Presidential election year. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Medals".
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