This week is all about celebrating the Olympics! While we all watch the current games, let’s also look back at the 3 games in the 80s (1980, 1984, 1988) and the biggest stars that emerged from them. On Friday, we’ll look at the top 5 biggest scandals to rock the games in the decades.
The 1980 games were held in Moscow, USSR. 1984 was in Los Angeles, USA and 1988 was held in Seoul, South Korea. Some amazing stars made their mark across these three games, including:
Better known as FloJo, or the Fastest Woman of all Time. FloJo was an American track superstar who smashed world records that still stand today. She tragically died at the age of 38.
A British rower, Redgrave managed to score gold at 5 consecutive Olympics, beginning in 1984.
Coe was a British long-distance runner who won gold in the 1500m event in 1980 and 1984.
Probably the most famous gymnast of all time, Comaneci from Romania was the first female gymnast to score a perfect 10 at the Olympics.
One of the biggest sports stars in history, American Carl Lewis dominated the running world in the 80s and won 9 Olympic gold medals.