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1976 Summer Olympics

1976 Summer Olympics Event Button Museum
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This button depicts the interlocking Olympic rings logo in white on a solid red background, with curved lines extending out from the top three rings. Copyright symbol is shown in white on lower edge of button.

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This button shows the official logo of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The XXI Olympiad was held from July 17 to August 1, 1976. These Games became known for Nadia Comaneci, the Romanian athlete who scored the first-ever perfect 10 in gymnastics. Comaneci went on to score seven perfect 10s and win three gold medals. The Soviet Union topped the medal table with 49 gold and 125 overall. Montreal also marked the only time in Summer Olympics history that the host country did not win a gold medal.

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