What happened at the 1976 Montreal Olympics?
The 1976 Montreal Games were marred by an African boycott involving 22 countries. The boycott was organised by Tanzania to protest the fact that the New Zealand rugby team had toured Apartheid South Africa and that New Zealand was scheduled to compete in the Olympic Games.
Where was the 1976 Olympics held?
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Who got 7th place in 800m at 1976 Montreal Olympics?
Sriram Singh clocked a time of 1:45.77 minutes in the 800m finals at the 1976 Montreal Olympics to finish 7th. He clocked 54.92 seconds for his second lap. Compared to his first lap, this pace was pedestrian. Alberto Juantorena went on to become the eventual gold medalist that day.
Why did Ethiopia boycott Montreal Olympics?
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.