1980 Summer Olympics torch relay

The 1980 Summer Olympics torch relay was run from June 19, 1980 until July 19, 1980 prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The route covered around 5,000 kilometres (3,100 mi) and involved over 5,435 torchbearers. Sergei Belov lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony.[1]

Host cityMoscow, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Countries visitedGreece, Bulgaria, Romania, Soviet Union (now Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Russia)
Distance5,000 kilometres (3,100 mi)
Torch bearers5,435
Start dateJune 19, 1980
End dateJuly 19, 1980
Torch designerBoris Tutschin


Route Map


  1. ^ "Olympic Games 1980 Moscow". Olympic Games Museum. Olympic-museum.de. Retrieved 6 April 2019.

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