Print: Offset lithography
Dimensions: 18.9 x 26.8 in (48 x 68 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - very light handling signs and light wear and two tiny tears on the left side - please see pictures. Most imperfections can be covered in a frame.
Country: Soviet Union
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A beautiful official Olympic poster which was made to promote the upcoming 1980 Olympics to be held in Moscow, in the former Soviet Union.
The poster displays a boy holding a big American football carrying the official Olympic logo.
The Olympic Games of 1980 did not have as many participating countries as hoped for. The Games was massively boycotted because of the Soviet war in Afghanistan which led to an absence of 65 countries. This prompted the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles. Boycotting Olympic Games was nothing special in that period. Eight years before the Games in Moscow - 28 nations boycotted the 1974 Olympics in Montreal in protest of the apartheid system in South Africa that participated in these games.
Overall this poster makes one think of the many historical events that surrounded the 1980 Olympic Games.
Please note: the poster was made in 1979 but was first used in 1980.
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