Aussies compete in Marathon in the 1980 Moscow OlympicsRobert De castella finishes in 10th, Chris Woodlaw in 28th and Gerard barrett did not finish out of the 75 entered contestants.
Aussies compete in 4x100m MedleyAustralia finishes in first place in the medal relay after a hard fought swim against the Russians inthe neighbouring lane.
Opening Ceremony Moscow 1980Australia enters during the opening ceremony at the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics
Peter Evans competes in the 100m BreaststrokePeter Evans finshes in 3rd place in the 100m Breaststroke in the 1980 Moscow Olympics
Michelle Ford wins gold in the 800mMichelle Ford wins gold for Australia. She becomes the only individual gold medal winner for Australia during the 1980 olympics.
Max Metzer wins bronze in the 1500mMax Metzer finishes in third place in 1500m freestyle final
1980 Olympic GamesUnderstand the political events surrounding the 1980 Olympic Games and the impact this had on the Australian Olympic Team.
Olympic History Secondary Resource VideosExplore the media extracts from the movie Australia at the Olympic Games, as part of the Olympic history secondary resource.
Great Britain VictoryAllan Wells (right) of Great Britain on his way to victory in the 100m.
Heavyweight ShowdownTeofilio Stevenson (left) of Cuba takes on Pawel Skrzecz of Poland in the heavyweight boxing. Stevenson went on to win the gold medal.
Best of Moscow 1980 GalleryThe lead-up to the Moscow Olympics could not have been worse for Australian athletes. There was intense pressure from the national government and many sporting administrators and commentators to boycott the Games. Ultimately, the AOC decided in a spl
Soviet Union Takes GoldVladimir Salnikov of the Soviet Union raises his arms aloft in victory after winning the 1500m freestyle event in a time of 14:58.27 minutes.
Fight to the LineSteve Ovett (#279) pulls ahead of Sebastian Coe (#254) to win the 800m, one of two memorable duels the in which the men from Great Britain competed.
Coe's 1500m Worth of GoldSebastian Coe of Great Britain leads team mates Steve Cram and Steve Ovett in the final of the 1500m. Coe won the gold medal in a time of 3 minutes 38.4 seconds.
Opening in MoscowGeneral view of the opening ceremony of the Games which thrilled the audience with human pyramids and mosaics.
Body ArtGeneral view of the opening ceremony of the Games which thrilled the audience with human pyramids and mosaics.
Nadia's GoldNadia Comaneci of Romania in action on the beam. She won two gold medals in both the beam and on the floor.
A Brush with VictoryMirtus Yifter of Ethiopia brushes shoulders with a competitor before passing him and claiming victory in the men's 5,000m. He also took a medal in the 10,000m.
Golden Celebrations with a KoalaMichelle Ford of Australia holds up her koala mascot to celebrate her victory at these Games where she took home two medals, gold in 800m freestyle and bronze for the 200m butterfly events.
Relay in ActionMarlies Gohr of the German Democratic Republic in action during the 4 x100m relay. The East German team won the silver medal.
Boyd and Metzker Makes an EntranceAustralia's Opening Ceremony flagbearers Denise Boyd (athletics) and Max Metzker (swimming) wave the flag. Australia was one of 16 nations (from a total of 81) that chose to march behind an Olympic flag rather than an Australian one due the boycott o
Boyd CompetesDenise Boyd (AUS) competed in both the women's 100m and 200m events.
Jumping for GoldDaley Thompson of Great Britian competes in the men's decathlon high jump, in which he won the gold medal.
Stanton's Olympic DebutAustralia's Christine Stanton competed in the high jump competition finishing 6th.