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.
|Host city||Moscow, Soviet Union (now Russia)|
|Countries visited||Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Soviet Union (now Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Russia)|
|Distance||5,000 kilometres (3,100 mi)|
|Start date||June 19, 1980|
|End date||July 19, 1980|
|Torch designer||Boris Tutschin|