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  1. The 1976 Summer Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques d'été de 1976), officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad (French: Jeux de la XXIe Olympiade) and commonly known as Montreal 1976 (French: Montréal 1976), were an international multi-sport event held from July 17 to August 1, 1976, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    • 198 in 21 sports (27 disciplines)
    • Long Life to the Montréal Games, (French): Longue vie aux Jeux de Montréal
  2. The Games of the XXI Olympiad were celebrated in Montréal, Québec from July 17 to August 1, 1976. These were the first Olympic Games held in Canada, and the only summer Olympic Games held in Canada to date. 92 nations participated in 196 events across 21 sports, and Canada finished in 27th place overall with five silver medals and six bronze ...

    • The African Boycott
    • Debuts and Firsts
    • Memorable Champions
    • Perfect Nadia

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  3. Games of the XXI Olympiad. Playing host to the Olympic Games for the first time, Canada won more medals than at the previous two Olympic Games combined. Without a gold medal on the table, however, one of biggest highlights and lasting images of the Games was Greg Joy winning high jump silver in the rain on the penultimate day.

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  4. Há 3 dias · Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Montreal that took place July 17–August 1, 1976. The Montreal Games were the 18th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. Despite producing 32 world records and a host of memorable performances, the 1976 Games drew more attention to the apparent problems of the Olympic movement.

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  5. This is an unusual documentary in that it resists the temptation to exalt the winners. In the gymnastic competition, for example, neither Olga Korbut nor Nelli Kim look their best, and the brilliant young talent, Nadia Comăneci, is hardly glorified. Finland's Lase Virén won gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000 metres, as he had done in Munich, but the film dwells more on his performance in the ...

  6. 18 de jul. de 2016 · The first time that I saw the official film of the Montréal Olympic Games, Games of the XXI Olympiad (1977), produced on behalf of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and filmed by a team from the NFB, boy was I surprised to discover that, in fact, I had a ton of memories of the Games!