Sports: 1976 Summer Olympics, Montréal
|born on||17 July 1976 at 16:15 (= 4:15 PM )|
|Place||Montréal, Quebec (CAN), 45n31, 73w34|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||25°21' 09°48 Asc. 27°06'|
Canadian-hosted international multi-sport event held from 17 July to 1 August 1976 in Montreal, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad and commonly known as Montréal 1976. Montreal is the second French speaking city to host the Summer Olympics after Paris, over the bids of Moscow and Los Angeles. It was the first and, so far, only Summer Olympic Games to be held in Canada. Toronto hosted the 1976 Summer Paralympics the same year as the Montreal Olympics, which still remains the only Summer Paralympics to be held in Canada. Calgary and Vancouver later hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1988 and 2010, respectively.
Twenty-nine countries, mostly African, boycotted the Montreal Games when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to ban New Zealand, after the New Zealand national rugby union team had toured South Africa earlier in 1976 in defiance of the United Nations' calls for a sporting embargo. The Soviet Union won the most gold and overall medals.
- associate relationship with Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom (born 21 April 1926). Notes: Opened the Games
- compare to chart of Comăneci, Nadia (born 12 November 1961). Notes: perfect 10.0 :three Olympic Gold Medals
- compare to chart of Grummt Ender, Kornelia (born 25 October 1958). Notes: Won 4 Olympic Gold Medals
- compare to chart of Montgomery, Jim (born 24 January 1955). Notes: 3 Ol. Gold Medals, first man under 50 sec. (100 m freestyle)
- compare to chart of Moses, Edwin (born 31 August 1955). Notes: Olympic Gold Medal (400 m hurdles) with new world record
- compare to chart of Naber, John (born 20 January 1956). Notes: Won four Olympic Gold Medals (swimming)
- compare to chart of Simeoni, Sara (born 19 April 1953). Notes: Silver Medal, 200 m
- compare to chart of Sports: 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver (born 12 February 2010). Notes: Canadian Olympic Games
Sy Scholfield quotes from The Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada), 17 July 1976, page 1: "The Queen's ritualized declaration at the Olympic ceremony, expected about 4:15 PM EDT, is the centrepiece of a four-hour spectacle officially launching the Games."
- Mundane : Sports : Sports contests (Summer Olympic Games)