Olympics and History of the Modern Games Canada and Austria 1976

About the olympics and the modern games, account of the games in Canada and Austria in 1976.


After the 1972 Olympics, Avery Brundage stepped down and Lord Michael Killanin, of Ireland, was elected president of the IOC. Los Angeles fought long and hard to get the 1976 Olympics, hoping to stage a super extravaganza to coincide with the American Bicentennial. The Committee, however, chose Montreal; critics said that Brundage, piqued by lack of U.S. recognition for his work, influenced this decision.

The Winter games were awarded to Denver, but Coloradans, concerned about ecology and finances, voted down the necessary bond issue. Consequently, the 1976 Winter Olympics will be held at Innsbruck, Austria.



Johnson, Jr., William O., All That Glitters Is

Not Gold. New York: Putnam, 1972.

Coote, James, A Picture History of the Olympics. New York: Macmillan, 1972.

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