1976
Montreal/Toronto
Canada

The 1976 Games included major achievements by Alberto Juantorena of Cuba winning both the 400m and 800m, along with seven perfect scores in gymnastics from Nadia Comeneci of Romania. The Paralympics included 40 countries with 1,657 athletes.

Some countries withdrew from the Games in protest at the participation of South Africa and the then Apartheid regime, as well as the fact that New Zealand rugby had toured in South Africa.

The National Archives’ collections cover planning of the Games.

3 records available

  • Plans for 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec.
    FCO 13/656
    Plans for 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec. FCO 13/656Preview
  • Quebec from the Citadel, 1885.
    COPY 1/69
    Quebec from the Citadel, 1885. COPY 1/69Preview
  • Timber from Canada poster, artist Frank Newbould.
    CO 956/225
    Timber from Canada poster, artist Frank Newbould. CO 956/225Preview

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