Künzelsau: Sigloch Service Edition, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. 284, pp. Original illustrated gilt paper covered boards, with black lettering on spine, and red and black lettering on front cover. Color frontispiece. Illustrated with numerous color photographic reproductions, this splendid volume documents the athletes and the most memorable moments of the 1976 Summer Games known as the XXIst Olympiad*. Text in German. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #37676
* The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1976. Montreal was awarded the rights to the 1976 Games on May 12, 1970, at the 69th IOC Session in Amsterdam, over the bids of Moscow and Los Angeles, which later hosted the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games respectively. These were the first Olympic Games held in Canada, preceding the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Almost all sovereign African nations and a few other countries from elsewhere boycotted the games in Montreal, in reaction to the International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban New Zealand, whose rugby team had been touring South Africa, a country that had been excluded from many international sporting events due to implementation of apartheid policy.