Old photo from 1980
December 1, 2013 Leave a comment
This old photograph was given to me during my recent trip to Russia. It was taken after the 1980 Olympiad’s medal presentation where the USSR team won gold. I remember us posing for photographs but have never seen this one before and was very pleased to get it.
Prior to the ceremony whilst in a change room after the final match (against the Yugoslav team) we all had a bit of champagne. Somebody had ‘smuggled’ in several bottles through security ‘cordons’ and stored them in lockers prior to the last game in case there was a good reason to have a drink. In the change room we were hugging and congratulating each other, and that champagne sip was most enjoyable as was the occasion.