O sport, ty - mir! (1981) - full transcript




There are many beautiful legends
about the origin of the Olympic Games.

According to one of the earliest,

internal wars raged in Greece
in the ninth century BCE.

To stop the bloodshed,
Iphitos, the ruler of Olympia,

founded the Olympic Games
and decreed:

"Henceforth, all warfare
is to cease during the games.

Whosoever bares a sword in Olympia
shall be punished."

This celebration of peace attracted,
even against their masters' wishes,

those who were once enemies.

They would make peace
and take part in athletic competition.

Together with the athletes,
the Greek elite would attend the games:

the famous orator Demosthenes...

the renowned mathematician Pythagoras...

even the hermit-philosopher Diogenes.

Poets and musicians,
actors and artists performed here.

The poet of Olympia,
Pindar praised the games in his odes.

"Look for no star warmer than the sun,

Shining down by day
through the lonely sky,

Let us proclaim no contest
greater than the Olympic Games."

Millennia have passed.


land shrouded in legend,
the ancient land of Hellas.

Every four years, per age-old tradition,

the high priestess of Hera's Temple,

using the light of the sun,
ignites the sacred Olympic flame.

For the past 16 years,

the role of the priestess has been played
by lovely Greek actress Maria Moscholiou.

5,000 athletes, by relay,

running day and night
across Greece, Bulgaria, Romania,

across the Soviet Union,

have brought the sacred Olympic flame
to Moscow, the capital of the Olympics.


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The Olympic symbol,

five interlocking rings.

The Olympics is a dream

where people from all five
continents of our planet,

join hands just as tightly

and live in peace
under the clear blue sky.

Moscow welcomes the guests.

Olympic attendees
have brought cameras, horses, boats,

bikes, swords, boxing gloves,

and great hopes.



July 19, 1980.

Please welcome to the Opening Ceremony
of the 22nd Olympiad...

the chairman of the Presidium
of the Supreme Soviet

of the USSR,

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev.

This celebratory procession
of grand chariots

is our tribute

to the ancient land of Hellas,

our tribute to sports,

which are noble
and unbound by any borders,

and to the beautiful and immortal spirit
of the Olympiad.

I salute you
Most peaceful ground on earth

Stadium of my dreams

Dedication is the path to victory

There are no sports without beauty

Yearning for triumph
Yearning for a record

And the glorious moment of struggle

The masters of these grand sports

Exemplify chivalry to others


I salute you, stadium

Where dreams compete

I salute you, stadium

Where new records are set

We are given this world of sunny joy

Sports are born out of courage

And the stadium is made for victories

This noble ideal of the Olympic Games

draws to Moscow
over 6,000 of the finest athletes

from every continent in the world.



The path to Moscow has not been easy
for the delegations of some nations.

The games boycott campaign is to blame.

And we must not remain silent about it.

International Olympic Academy President,
Mr. Schimitzek says,

"It is a pity that not all nations
are attending this Olympiad.

Most likely this is for political
reasons, not athletic ones.

It goes against Olympic principles.

These principles oppose
any kind of discrimination,

political, religious, racial,

any kind of discrimination
between people."

We asked these American tourists

if they regret the fact that
no US athletes are at the Olympiad.

"Very much so. They'd like it here.
They would've made a great contribution.

I think they were robbed
of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

The International Sports Press Association
vice-president, Mr. Miyakawa says,

"Watching the Opening Ceremony, I felt
that the Japanese athletes should be here.

I regret what has happened.

I think the Japanese athletes
feel the same.

This happened
not because of athletic principles,

but due to political causes."

"It is very unfortunate,"
these West German tourists say,

"that our athletes are not
participating in this Olympiad.

Most of them would've liked to come
but they were prohibited."

At the microphone, the Chairman of
the 1980 Olympiad Organizing Committee,

Ignatiy Trofimovich Novikov.

I have the honor
of introducing Lord Killanin,

the president
of the International Olympic Committee,

whom I welcome sincerely.

I would like to welcome all the
athletes and officials here today.

Especially those who have shown
their independence by coming

despite the many pressures they faced.

I ask you all to compete
in these wonderful athletic facilities

in the spirit of true cooperation

and to rise above political, religious,
and racial differences.

I am honored
to invite President Leonid Brezhnev

to declare officially open
the 22nd Olympiad of the modern era.

Dear President

of the International Olympic Committee,

athletes of the world,

dear guests, comrades,

I declare the Olympic Games of 1980,

the 22nd Olympiad of the modern era,
officially open.


The flame, born of the sun,

is ignited in the sea capital
of the Olympiad, Tallinn...

in the hero city of Minsk...

in the hero city of Kiev...

in the hero city of Leningrad.

Meanwhile, in Moscow,

the Olympic mascot,

Misha the bear makes an appearance.

Sweet and kind, he seems to have sprung
from an old Russian fairy tale.

He really wants
the athletes and guests to like him.

And we think he's succeeded.


The 100 meters.

In the finals, eight of the fastest
women at the Olympiad compete.

One of them is the world record holder,
Lyudmila Kondratyeva.

Lyudmila Kondratyeva
is the Olympic champion!

The path to the stars
is beset with thorns.

And so is the path to Olympic glory
for the star of the Olympics.

Victory is gained in joy, pain,
and tears of happiness.

Men's 100 meters.

On your marks!

It's a gold-winning finish
for Allan Wells, a Scottish athlete.

Linger now, sweet moment,
thou art so fair for Allan Wells.

He is the first sprinter
from Great Britain

to become an Olympic champion
in 56 years.

The sport of running was one
of the most venerable in Olympia.

The rules of the sacred, age-old
tradition were strictly observed.

Even the smallest violation
was punished immediately.

There were cases when the violator
caused a change in the rules of the games.

At the 14th Olympiad,

the young Orsippus lost his clothes
in the rush of the race.

But he finished first,
with a great lead.

His victory was so brilliant,
and his compatriots' joy so great,

that the judges
could not deny his victory.

After that, all athletes competed naked.

There was no greater title in Greece
than champion of the Olympic Games.

When such a champion would return home,

the city wall was broken

to symbolize that, upon entering a city,
victory would never depart.

Time passes.

Athletes are getting faster,
and faster, and faster.

We're counting seconds,
tenths, hundredths of a second.

Then again, life in general
has become more fast-paced.

Sebastian Coe, Great Britain:
Three minutes, 38.40 seconds.

In the 1500 meters,

Sebastian Coe has earned
the second gold for Great Britain.

In long-distance events,

the Ethiopian runners
exhibit unparalleled tactics

with the undefeatable
Miruts Yifter at the helm.

In the 5,000-meters, Yifter remained
in the background, as he often does,

and only in the last lap
did he perform his victorious run.

The 10,000 meters.

All the runners have studied
Yifter's famous technique,

but even so, none can defeat him.

It's difficult for Yifter, he's older
than most of the others at 36.

But this is also an advantage.
He is wiser than the others.

Sport demands it all:
inspiration, talent and wisdom.

Probably the most excited
to hear of his victories

are his six children in Ethiopia.

The 110-meter hurdles.

Thomas Munkelt from the GDR beats
the Cuban hurdler Alejandro Casa?as.

Don't get upset, Alejandro.

It's not about winning,
but participating.

12 meters, 10 meters, eight meters.

The 3,000-meter steeplechase.

250 meters. As I suspected.

But will he manage?
Malinowski has a great run.

Five meters, four meters,
three meters, two meters.

Malinowski attacks.
Looks like it's going to be beautiful.

He has the lead. May luck be with him.

Malinowski is first.
Leading by eight, 10, 15 meters.

Day after day.

For the second time,
Poland has not yet perished.

He turns around.

With elegance, without superiority.
Just wanting to check.

Bronek, Bronek Malinowski,
first gold medal.

He wins.

Eight minutes, nine seconds.

Polish commentator Tomaszewski
is excited for good reason:

Polish athlete Bronislaw Malinowski
is an Olympic champion.

Italian sprinter Pietro Mennea.

The 200 meters.

"Trust in God but do the work,"
as a Russian saying goes.


And Pietro Mennea
definitely did his work today!


The marathon: 42 kilometers, 195 meters.

Take care, starter.

Do not fire the pistol too early.

Greece, the city of Marathon.

Here in 490 BCE,

10,000 Athenians
led by the Greek strategos Miltiades,

defeated the army
of the Persian King Darius.

The good news was sent to Athens
with the Greek soldier Pheidippides.

He ran along this road,
crossing hills and small rivers.

He ran 42 kilometers,
the distance to Athens,

which would become known
as the "Marathon distance."

Pheidippides reached this site
where the first Olympic stadium stands,

catching his breath,
he proclaimed, "Rejoice, we won!"

Legend has it that the runner died
having finished the marathon.

"Maybe not," said Coubertin.

"He was happy, and in happiness,
there is no death."

An electronic device capable of
reading minds has yet to be invented.

But it would be interesting to know
what goes through a runner's mind.

Let's say him,
Richard Hooper from Ireland.

Forty-two kilometers.

Forty-two kilometers
and 195 meters more.

As if 42 kilometers weren't enough.

It's during those last 195 meters
that you're truly exhausted.

I'm not vain.

I don't like to put too much
pressure on myself,

I'm not counting on the Olympic gold.

But I have to settle the score
with my brother Patrick.

See, here he comes, right away.

I wonder,

had that ancient Greek
not run that distance,

would there be no marathon?

It's so nice to run in the stadium,

in front of crowds, with girls watching.

Had I run five kilometers,
as Mom told me,

by now, I'd be showering.

Meanwhile, in the triple jump event,

decisive developments are taking place.

The favorite, Brazilian Jo?o de Oliveira,
is the world record holder.

The best attempt
of the Brazilian champion,

17 meters, 22 centimeters.

Young Soviet athlete
Jaak Uudm?e is jumping.

17 meters, 35 centimeters.
This is a bid for victory.

The three-time Olympic champion,
Viktor Saneyev goes last.

He realizes that this time
the odds are stacked against him,

his age, he's 35, and injuries.

A strong wind blows. Viktor wants to wait,
but his 1.5 minutes are ticking away.

17 meters, 24 centimeters.

Two centimeters farther than Oliveira.
The silver medal.

Add this to his three previous golds
from Mexico, Munich and Montreal.

Twelve Olympic years,
what a long athletic life.

But he thinks,
"What a short athletic life."

That's why on the pedestal,
Oliveira told the champion,

"You've won,
but the first among us is Saneyev."

Why do I run? What for?

How many times have I promised to quit?

But last time Patrick beat me.

The main thing in marathon running
is to be able to persevere.

A nosebleed, that's okay.
It happens.

Olympic champion
Waldemar Cierpinski from East Germany

is first to finish the arduous marathon.

It's over. I came in 38th.

That's decent.

Many have dropped out,
even the famous Lasse Vir?n.

And I did not. Where's Patrick?

There he is.

I'm 38th and he's 42nd. I win.

What a great guy he is,
my brother Patrick.

Now for a different marathon,
the cycling road race.

One hundred fifteen athletes
from 32 countries

must complete 189 kilometers, 14 laps.

Soviet cyclist Sergei Sukhoruchenkov
is first, leading by three minutes.

In a few months, many sports reporters
will call him the best in the world.

The Krylatskoye Olympic Rowing Canal.

"This canal is the best in the world,"
said Finnish champion Pertti Karppinen.

The Krylatskoye waters proved most lucky
for East Germany's Olympic fleet.

This team turned the canal's waters
golden with their medals.

Eleven gold medals out of14
is quite an accomplishment.

In Tallinn, Estonia, the Baltic wind
fills the sails of the competition.

At the Olympic regatta,
teams from 12 nations received awards.

Two gold medals
were taken by Brazilian yachtsmen,

one each for Spain, Denmark,
Finland and the Soviet Union.

Swimmers from 42 countries took
starting positions at the Olympic pool.

The 15-year-old Rica Reinisch
from the GDR

was the true discovery of the Olympics.

She set three world records.

Englishman Duncan Goodhew
got the public's attention right away.

He wore his checkered cap
even to the pool.

Maybe this is a good luck charm
for the renowned swimmer?

Watch how this likable fellow
prepares for competition.

Finally, victory comes.

Of course, the men's 1500 meters
was the focus of the competition.

Everyone expected a record
from the 20-year-old Vladimir Salnikov.

Vladimir Salnikov's lead increases

and he sets a phenomenal record

of 14 minutes, 58.27 seconds.

For the first time,
the 15-minute barrier is broken.

Salnikov's record will be named the most
outstanding of the Moscow games.

And he will be recognized
as the best athlete in the world.

Looking at these swimmers,

we can tell that Salnikov's record
will not stand for very long.

These are the faces of future champions.
Remember them.


The high jump is the most romantic event
in track and field.

When, against gravitational laws
and conventional wisdom,

athletes fly and soar
over the bar like birds,

then the stadiums grow quiet,
expecting a miracle.

Let us be quiet too and just watch.

Track and field
is called the queen of sports.

It would be more precise to say
that it's an entire kingdom.

And on this day, its queen was
the famous Italian athlete Sara Simeoni.

Her rule was uncontested.

Sara, as a child you wanted
to be a ballet dancer.

Even now you probably feel
like you are on the stage.

The prima donna
of international athletics.

Since childhood
I've dreamed of the heights

Since childhood
I've been striving for the sky

It remains with me always

My unyielding song

Through dark clouds of concern

The smile of dawn will shine

One more strike

One more attempt

The smile of dawn will shine

And the light of its heights

Until the heights are conquered

Dare not stoop down to fear

The heights are treacherous

They do not surrender easily

Through dark clouds of concern
The smile of dawn will shine

One more strike

One more attempt

The smile of dawn will shine

And the light of its heights

Since childhood
I've dreamed of the heights

And the silver groves of the stars

I see the light of other heights

And I can hear your soaring voice

In this world,
what is above the heights?

Only love, earthly love

Five meters, 78 centimeters.

A new world record set by the talented
Polish athlete Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz.

To the sublime sky, we fly

Faster, higher, stronger.

Following this motto,
man learns about himself.

The Olympic Games
are a glimpse of the future.

The champions
and record breakers are scouts,

pioneers pushing the limits
of human ability.

That's why we are so interested
in their struggle,

uncompromising and honest,
and always with an unpredictable result.

Prior to the Moscow games,
standing champion, Polish Jacek Wszola,

was considered by the experts

to be a 100% uncontested
gold medal candidate.


An athlete from East Germany,
Gerd Wessig,

was ranked 48th
among the world's best jumpers.

The experts did not consider him
to be a contender.

Gerd Wessig is the Olympic champion!

The bar is set
at an unprecedented height:

two meters, 36 centimeters.

Fantastic! What a fantastic result!

even this is not the limit.

The human desire
to reach for the skies is eternal.

It's no wonder that mankind has made
its first leap towards the stars.


Night falls over Moscow.

It's pleasant to stroll through the city
at this hour,

to listen to the quieting bustle
of city streets

and admire the sparkling dance
of the fountains.

Every day, the Olympics
have named new champions.

However, those who organized the games
also consider themselves Olympians.

For several years, the builders worked
in keeping with the Olympic principle:

Faster. Higher. More beautiful!

They looked forward to seeing
the athletes in the Olympic Village.

Moscow has long been renowned
for its hospitality.

And we can surely say that
the Olympiad is a welcome guest.

The Muscovites have worked diligently to
make the Olympic athletes feel at home.

If the athletes and guests are happy,
comfortable, and enjoy themselves,

it will fill Moscow's kind, warm heart
with pride and joy.

About two million
Olympic guests and fans

were able, during the games, to view
the Olympic festival of the arts.

The country's eldest could not come
to Moscow at this time,

but they have sent
their younger brothers,

Abkhazia's Ensemble of Centenarians.

The most robust among them
is the tea planter Timur Vanacha.

He is 114 years old.

These dancers are the
great-grandchildren of our centenarians,

the State Folk Dance
Ensemble of Georgia.

Virsky Ukrainian National Folk Dance
Ensemble came to the Olympiad from Kiev.

In the circus, the living Olympic
mascot, Misha the bear performs.

He has surely practiced quite a lot

and strictly observed
his training regimen

to earn the right to perform
at such a grand athletic celebration.

The arts and sports.

Sports and the arts.

They have so much in common.

The Sports Palace is enthralled
by a breathtaking gymnastic spectacle.

Competing for the title of all-around
champion are two elite gymnasts:

Alexandr Dityatin...

and Nikolai Andrianov.

In competition, the most difficult acts
are performed extremely skillfully.

The virtuosic grace
of Aleksandr Dityatin

impresses the judges and the audience,

and he becomes
the number-one gymnast.

In the women's competition,
it was difficult to guess the winner.

Many stars have gathered
at the Luzhniki gymnastic platform.

The viewers are captivated
by a spectacular performance,

where emotions, beauty, grace, courage

create a remarkable and dramatic story.

There is endless prognostication,

Some predict Olympic champion
Nadia Comaneci will win,

while others believe it will be
the young Natalia Shaposhnikova.

In an intense competition,
just a little more precision, emotion,

spirit and grace is shown
by Leningrad's Elena Davydova.

From one discipline to the next,
she increases her lead,

and rightfully earns
the title of all-around champion.

Elena Davydova is
the all-around champion of the Olympiad.


Every bit of his epic
and overpowering strength

was invested into the Olympic
gold-medal throw by Yuri Sedykh.

The javelin is thrown
with ease and playful spirit

by Cuban Olympic
first-timer Maria Colon.

We met them at the Olympic Village.

Anatoli's on the right,
Sergei on the left.

Or is it the other way around?
But it doesn't matter.

What does matter
is that the Beloglazov twins

will compete
in the freestyle wrestling finals.

Anatoli is considered the oldest:
He was born 15 minutes before Sergei.

Sergei is winning with great style.

Or is that not Sergei, but Anatoli?

No, it's actually Sergei.

Now, it's Anatoli's turn.

Yes, we can say
that the twins performed

a four-hand Olympic
concert triumphantly.

For the first time in freestyle wrestling,
two twins became Olympic champions,

Anatoli and Sergei, Sergei and Anatoli.

It actually doesn't matter.
It was the Beloglazov twins.

Now, this is Greco-Roman wrestling.

One of the greatest athletes of antiquity
was the wrestler Milo of Croton,

who won six Olympiads in a row.

The Greeks compared him to Hercules.

For over 20 years, Milo was unequaled.

He's said to have trained
as a child by carrying a calf.

As time passed, the calf grew,
and Milo grew ever stronger.

One day, he brought a four-year-old bull
to the Olympic stadium.

Six times he was crowned
with the Olympic champion's wreath.

But that was not the only fame
of the Croton strongman.

A student of Pythagoras,
he authored a few scientific works.

Olympic hero and scientist,
Milo was not an exception.

Pythagoras himself
was an Olympic winner.

Many of the greatest Hellenic names
are associated with sports:



the poets Aeschylus...



the philosopher Socrates...

the historian Herodotus,

the orator Demosthenes,
and the father of medicine, Hippocrates.

Belgian Robert Van de Walle
has shown true character on the tatami.

Fast thinking, rapid response

and superb technique
was shown by the French judokas.

Angelo Parisi and Thierry Rey
have taken the gold medals.

When the crowded hall sees the two-time
Olympic champion Te?filo Stevenson,

it's easy to tell right away,
this is the stride of a winner.

The winner is Te?filo Stevenson, Cuba.

Te?filo Stevenson has become
Olympic champion for the third time!

The first words of gratitude
are to his teacher,

Soviet trainer Chervonenko

who was able to see
in the lanky Cuban boy

a future world-class star of boxing.

Indeed, man has become stronger.

May power be kind,

and force, gentle.

The women of the Olympiad.

An equestrian from Vienna,
Elisabeth Theurer.

Her performance was preceded
by quite a romantic story,

the Austrian Equestrian Federation
refused to sponsor her trip to Moscow.

This, however, did not stop
the graceful Amazon.

Elisabeth Theurer flew to our capital
on the plane of her friend,

professional racer Niki Lauda

who graciously delivered
her and her horse, by night,

to Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

Elisabeth Theurer
on a dapple gray horse, Mon Ch?rie,

wins the Olympic equestrian contest.

In Ancient Greece, women were not
allowed into the Olympic Games.

The Greek oracles foresaw
what it would lead to.

If a woman attempted to get into
the sacred games in Olympia,

then, according to history,
she was dealt with in this way.

There was, however, a loving mother
by the name Pherenike,

who taught sparring to her son Pisodorus

and trained him for the Olympic Games.

Wearing men's clothing,
she came to Olympia.

By mixing with the crowd of paedotribes,
as the trainers were called back then,

she was able to enter the stadium
to watch Pisodorus's sparring.

When her son defeated all his rivals
and became an Olympic champion,

the overjoyed mother could not hold
back, and rushed toward her son,

but, running, she lost the men's
clothing and gave herself away.

By law, Pherenike
had to be thrown from a crag.

But the judges pardoned her,

because this woman
was the mother of a champion.

This set a precedent for breaking the laws
of the Olympics, allowing women to enter.

The trick was taking the first step.

The results in the women's events
at Moscow

are said to be only 50 years
behind the men's.

By all accounts, the men's records
from the early Olympiads

have long been broken by women.

There was a time when women
were called the "weaker sex."

But in this competition,
women have shown such character,

such hunger for victory,
such persistence,

that men have nothing on them.

Certain that not only flowers
and fine outfits look good on them,

they believe that the best adornments

are Olympic medals
made of noble metals.

Oh, women, women,

the kind miracle workers
of the Olympiad.

Without you, the Olympiad
would not be so romantic, so exciting.

How beautiful your tears of joy,
and your sad smiles.

And while you, dear women,
fight quietly and fiercely for victory,

just look how talkative the men can be.

And Irina Nazarova leads in Lane 1.

And where is Karoline K?fer?
At this moment, in second place.

This could be incredible.
Karoline, with 50 meters to go.

But right behind her
Judit Forg?cs fights for it.

But now,
Irena Szewinska passes her by.

It's a good start for Wells,
he's on the outside.

Leonard keeps him busy.

Running even with Silvio Leonard.

Leonard, Wells.
Leonard, Wells.

Panzo ends in eighth place.

Silvio Leonard wins.


Making it look easy...

In second place is Warren.

Kirov. Kirov is the winner.

Warren comes in second.
Marajo drops back to third place.

The scoreboard reads zero to zero
here in Moscow's Dynamo Stadium.

If your TV is not a Zenith,
you have no idea of image and sound.

If your TV is not a Zenith,
you have no idea of image quality.

The ball is taken by Number 11, Hamad.

Now he passes back to the left.

Ball goes to Number 5.
Pass received.

The referee says to place the ball...

Herberth Gonzales to Vi?fara.

Looks like Retat just said 30.
Let's heat it up for the Kuwait team.

Because Vi?fara
has come out of the hole.

Play changes over to Peluffo.

He passes late.
The ball opens up and is lost.

Throw-in which favors the Kuwait team.

The football tournament
of the 1980 Olympics

was marked by intense competition.

The games were held in four cities:
Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk and Moscow.

In the final match, Czechoslovakia and
the Federal Republic of Germany meet.

The fate of the game was decided with
a goal by Czechoslovakia's Svoboda, 1:0.

The Czechoslovakian team
celebrates its Olympic victory.

The Olympiad
has reached the homestretch.

Now is the time
to give credit to the people

who influence the competitions
in the most crucial way

while remaining unnoticed
by the spectators.

These people are the trainers.

They are the ones
who construct the victories,

they are the authors of an unforgettable
and stunning performance,

the directors
of a breathtaking athletic spectacle.

Our deepest gratitude goes out to them.

Lord Killanin
presents the symbolic key

to the new president of the IOC,

Juan Antonio Samaranch.

Mr. Samaranch says...

We can say with certainty

that the Moscow Olympic Games
were a success,

not only in terms of organization,

but also in the level
of athletics achieved.

One can argue that these
were outstanding Olympic Games,

the 36 world records set here
attest to that.

We are very pleased
with the achievements made in Moscow.

A realm of competition
dreams and passion

The kind world of sports matches

The songs at the start
are understood universally

And the seconds do not lie

We will remember these moments

We will cherish in our hearts

The beauty and the inspiration

And the desire to make friendships

6,000 athletes from 81 countries,

representatives from all five
continents of our planet

have competed in the name
of peace and friendship,

for the sake of the beauty of sports.

For many, Moscow became
the luckiest city.

At the 1980 Olympics,
74 Olympic records,

36 world records, 39 European records,

and hundreds of national
records were set.

The 1980 Olympics have proved to be
the victory of the Olympic movement,

of the Olympic ideal.

At the microphone, the president
of the International Olympic Committee,

Lord Michael Killanin.

The sportsmen gathered here
for the games of the 22nd Olympiad

have shown their great friendship
in fair competition

despite their varying colors,
religious or political philosophies.

The mastery and records
of many participants

are ample proof of the grand success
of these games.

I only grieve that some athletes
were not able to participate.

In the name
of the International Olympic Committee,

I offer the most sincere best wishes

to the chairman of the Presidium of
the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Brezhnev

and to the people of the Soviet Union.

I declare the games
of the 22nd Olympiad, closed.

These Olympic days
have flown by like a brief moment.

And now is the time
to say farewell to the Olympiad.

The stadium grows quiet

The time of miracles fades away

Farewell, our dear Misha

Return to your fairy-tale forest

Let's wish each other much success

And kindness and love without end

The clear echo of the Olympics

Will remain in our poems
and in our hearts

Farewell, Moscow, farewell

Farewell, Olympic fairy tale

Wish for our dreams to be fulfilled

Wish for dear friends to meet again

Dear friends are parting

But tenderness will remain in our hearts

We shall cherish this song

Farewell, we will meet again

We shall cherish this song

Farewell, we will meet again