On July 19, 1980, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Moscow, Soviet Union. They were the first Olympics to be held in Eastern Europe.
On July 17, 1976, Queen Elizabeth II presided over the opening ceremonies of the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Montreal was selected as the host city for the 1976 Olympics at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in 1970. This marked the first and only Summer Olympics in Canada.
On January 25, 1932, the US Post Office Department issued its first stamp honoring the Olympic Games.