Tag Archive for Misha (The Cuddly Bear)

Moscow Summer Olympics

In 1980, Moscow was set to host the Summer Olympics. This opportunity had been granted to the Soviet Union in 1974 by the International Olympic Committee, and “represented an unparalleled opportunity to showcase the superiority of Soviet athletes as well as … Continue reading

Olympic Games become Political

Mischa, the 1980 Olympics Mascot The 1980 Olympics is marked down in history, not necessarily for the sporting events and the athletes that participated, but for the political conundrum that sprang forth before the games even started. The 1980 Olympic Games … Continue reading