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"Maybe we should give up?" Why the Olympics-80 was in jeopardy

Forty years ago the Soviet Union for the first time in the history of the Olympics. On the organization of the competition has thrown all forces and means. Never before in Eastern Europe do not hold competitions of such scale. But politics intervened. The US and Europe announced a boycott, and many of the Western teams came to Moscow. Like preparing for the Olympics-80 and than she remembered the world — in the material RIA Novosti.

The opening ceremony was supposed to start at 16:00. But by noon, Luzhniki was filled to capacity — the audience had already taken their seats on the bleachers. Was Waiting For Leonid Brezhnev. The Secretary General was late, the organizers were nervous. Finally from the speakers was heard the festive Overture of Dmitri Shostakovich.

Valery Sysoev: KGB helped save the Olympics-80, from scandal to the world

The nineteenth of July will mark 40 years since the opening of the Moscow summer Olympic games 1980. The Moscow Olympics, as noted by experts, was held at the highest level and rightfully inscribed in Golden letters in the history of the international Olympic movement. How to ensure the safety of the Games, what new technical innovations were used at the Olympics, what importance did it have for the development of domestic and world sport, in an interview with RIA Novosti said the head of the famous sports, the former at the time the Chairman of the Committee for physical culture of the Russian Federation and a member of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of Olympic Committee of Russia, holder of the Olympic order Valery Sysoev. He also shared his thoughts on how to modernize the modern Olympic movement, to ensure its development in the interests of international sport.

The former head of sports of Russia told about the maintenance of order at the Olympic games-80

The level of security during the Olympics-80 in Moscow was so high that it was possible to leave for the night on the street, unlocked the car, and he would have no one not touched, said in an interview with RIA Novosti illustrious sports Director, former Chairman of the Committee for physical culture of the Russian Federation and a member of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of Olympic Committee of Russia, holder of the Olympic order Valery Sysoev.

Sunday will mark the 40th anniversary of the summer Olympics in 1980. In anticipation of this anniversary Sysoev recalled, in particular, how to ensure order in Moscow during the Games. "In the end, in terms of the highest level of safety of the Moscow Olympics is not just made history, and she has become a chronicle, a methodological tool for security services," - said Sysoev.

The former head of Russian sport told how the KGB saved the Olympics from scandal 80

The scandal, which could happen at the Olympic games in Moscow in 1980, and cause reputational damage to the Soviet Union, was prevented thanks to the participation of the KGB, told the illustrious sports Director, former Chairman of the Committee for physical culture of the Russian Federation and a member of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of Olympic Committee of Russia, holder of the Olympic order Valery Sysoev.

Sunday will mark the 40th anniversary of the Moscow Olympics. In anticipation of this anniversary Sysoev said in an interview with RIA Novosti, in particular, on the measures taken to ensure the security of those Games.