How the Soviet Union Celebrated Its First Olympics Jul 19, 2017 - 05:00 pm Performers make a human tower during the Opening Ceremony of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, Soviet Union. Olympic.org The final torchbearer, basketballer Sergei Belov, in the Moscow Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Olympic.org The parade of delegations: the Czechoslovakian delegation. Olympic.org Gymnasts and dancers make a human tower during the Opening Ceremony of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, Soviet Union. Olympic.org A view of the delegations standing in front of the Games' symbol, Misha, made of colored boards held up by the audience. Olympic.org Dancing Mishas. Olympic.org On this day in 1980, all eyes were on Moscow for the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics. More image galleries door to door In Photos: Occupied Ukrainian Regions Vote in 'Sham' Annexation Referendums Russian proxies in occupied Ukraine are staging a five-day referendum to determine whether they wish to be annexed by Russia. Voting has been underway... call to service In Photos: Moscow's Military Enlistment Centers Amid Mobilization Thousands of Russian men of military age have been called up to service since President Vladimir Putin declared a "partial" military mobilization following... ukraine_war Russians Protest Putin's Ukraine Mobilization, in Photos Over 1,300 people were detained across Russia on Wednesday at rallies against the military mobilization announced earlier in the day by President Vladimir... recaptured region In Photos: Kharkiv Region Returns to Normalcy After Russian Occupation Civilians return to work, reunite with their families and start to return to normal life after the Russian army's retreat.