US #1791-94 were issued before the US decided to boycott the games.
July 19, 1980

1980 Summer Olympics

On July 19, 1980, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Moscow, Soviet Union. They were the first Olympics to be held in Eastern Europe.

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 US #1695-98 were issued for the 12th Winter Olympic in Austria and the 21st Olympiad in Montreal.
July 17, 1976

Opening of the 1976 Summer Olympics 

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.

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 U.S. #716 was issued on this day in 1932.
January 25, 1932

First U.S. Olympic Stamp 

On January 25, 1932, the US Post Office Department issued its first stamp honoring the Olympic Games.

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 U.S. #3185j – From the Celebrate the Century series.
September 12, 1913

Birth Of Superstar Athlete Jesse Owens

Born on September 12, 1913, Jesse Owens broke several track and field records and won four Olympic gold medals. He was ranked as the greatest athlete in the history of his sport.

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