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** In view of the terrorist attack in the 1972 Games at Munich, for the
first time in the Olympics elaborate security arrangements were made in
the 1976 Games which cost an additional $100 million.
** The torch for the 1976 Games was brought into the stadium by two
15-year olds, a boy and a girl - Stephane Prefontaine of French stock and Sandra Henderson of English descent, which signified Canada's joint heritage. Interestingly, the pair were married some years later.
** Romanian female gymnast Nadia Comaneci during the 1976 Games became the
first to achieve the first-ever maximum 10.00 marks in the Olympics. She
ended the Games with a total of seven maximums.
** The finals of the 1976 women's gymnastics event attracted a record
crowd of 18,000.
** Austrian-born Italian Klaus Dibiasi, competing in his fourth Games in
1976, became the first diver to gain three consecutive gold medals.
** Cuban Alberto Juantorena became the first man to win the 400m/800m
Olympic double in the 1976 track and field events.
** Hungarian Miklos Nemeth who won the gold in the javelin in 1976
emulated his father Imre Nemeth who had won the hammer throw in the 1948 Games.
They remain the only father and son in track and field to win gold medals.
** American Margaret Murdock became the first women to win a shooting
medal (a silver) in the small-bore rifle event during the 1976 Games
** Italian show jumpers Raimondo and Piero D'Inzeo set an unprecedented
record by competing in their eighth Games - from 1948 to 1976.
** In the 1976 Games West Germany's Alwin Schockemohle became the only
third rider in the history of the Games to win a jumping title without any
** Soviet Union's basketball player Iuliana Semenova at 2.18m (7ft 1 in)
in 1976 became the tallest female to appear in the Olympic Games. She also remains the tallest athlete (male or female) to win a gold medal.
** The revenge men's baskeball match between Soviet Union and the USA did
not take place as the former were beaten by Yugoslavia in the semi-finals.
** Canada in 1976 gained the unhappy distinction of being the only host
country not to win a single gold medal. They won 5 silver and six bronze