70s Montreal Summer Olympics 1976 Jersey t-shirt Large

Chest: 21.5 in.

Length: 27 in.

Content: 50% cotton, 50% polyester

Tag Brand: Quality T-Shirt

This classic jersey commemorates the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The Games of the XXI Olympiad was controversial due a large number of boycotting countries. The IOC had refused to ban New Zealand from competitions even after they had defied a sporting embargo when their rugby team toured South Africa in early 1976. And as a result, 29 countries boycotted the 1976 games.

Even still, there was a large number of countries that did participate- 92 to be exact. The opening ceremony was held at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec before a whopping 73,000 person crowd and about half a billion more watching from TV. The Canadian Forces Air Command put on an elaborate air show before Queen Elizabeth II made her grand appearance. She was later joined by many other royals including Prince Philip, Prince Andrew, and Princess Anne.

Some of the major highlights from the '76 Summer Olympics include Bruce Jenner setting a world record and winning gold for decathlon. Jim Montgomery became the first person to break the 50-second mark in the 100m freestyle, and Alex Oakley at age 50 became the oldest track and field athlete to compete at the Olympics.

Tag says extra large but this shirt fits like a modern unisex adult large. Soft and thin.

 

 

 

 

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