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Viktor Rybakov
Viktor Grigorievich Rybakov (Russian: Виктор Григорьевич Рыбаков) (born May 28, 1956 in Magadan) is a retired boxer, who represented the USSR twice at the Summer Olympics during his career as an amateur. He won the bronze medal in the bantamweight division (– 54 kg) at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, and repeated that feat four years later in Moscow, Soviet Union
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Boxing At The Summer Olympics
Boxing
Boxing
has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
since its introduction to the program at the 1904 Summer Olympics, except for the 1912 Summer Olympics
1912 Summer Olympics
in Stockholm, because Swedish law banned the sport at the time. The 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
were the final games with boxing as a male only event. Since the 2012 Summer Olympics, women's boxing is part of the program.Contents1 Events 2 Medal table 3 Medalists 4 Nations 5 See also 6 Notes 7 ReferencesEvents[edit] The boxing competition is organized as a set of tournaments, one for each weight class
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Boxing
Boxing
Boxing
is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring. Amateur boxing
Amateur boxing
is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
sport and is a common fixture in most international games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing
Boxing
is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges' scorecards at the end of the contest. In the event that both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, the fight is considered a draw (professional boxing)
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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Peter Hanlon
Peter Hanlon is an Australian sports writer. Deputy sports editor of The Age, for whom he has written since 1995, he has also written for The Guardian, The Sun, The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Express and Today. With a focus largely on cricket, he has won "multiple" media awards in Victoria, including Cricket
Cricket
Victoria's leading media award for his 2009 Why Cricket, the "most outstanding written, photographic, radio or television work relating to Victorian cricket".[1][2] He has recently created controversy due to an article he wrote about Irish female boxer Katie Taylor
Katie Taylor
which contained several offensive remarks about the Irish. The Irish ambassador to New Zealand and Australia, Noel White, expressed his disappointment and the article was revoked and heavily edited before being reissued. Notes[edit]^ " Peter Hanlon Profile". The Age
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Armed Forces (sports Society)
The Sports Clubs of the Army, Russian: спортивные клубы Армии [СКА] sportivnye kluby Armiy, SKA, also called the Sports Clubs of the Soviet Ministry of Defense or simply Armed Forces or Army were a system of sports clubs and one of the largest sports societies in the USSR. Established at first within officers' clubs of the Red Army, after the Second World War they were reformed into sports clubs for all ranks in the armed forces. All the sports clubs were supervised by the Sports Committee of the Ministry of Defence of the USSR
USSR
and the sports committees of military districts and naval fleets, with each district and fleet having its own club.[1] The army clubs were often abbreviated as SKA and previously as SKVO and DO. The largest club was located in Moscow, CSKA Moscow
Moscow
("C" standing for Central)
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Voluntary Sports Societies Of The USSR
Voluntary Sports Societies (VSS) of the USSR
USSR
(Russian: Добровольные спортивные общества (ДСО) СССР, Dobrobolvolnye Sportivye Obshestva SSSR (DSO SSSR)) were the main structural parts of the universal sports and physical education (fitness) system, that existed in the USSR
USSR
between 1935 and 1991, together with already well established Dinamo, society in cooperation with Army, Aviation, and Fleet (DOSAAF), and CSKA sports societies. VSS united sporting people, offering hiking, mountaineering, boating, and various other sports. Their goals were to develop mass physical culture and sports and to provide facilities and conditions for sports training and improvement in athletes' skills
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Sergey Sivko
Sergey Aleksandrovich Sivko (Russian: Сергей Александрович Сивко, 7 June 1940 – 10 November 1966) was a Russian amateur boxer. In 1960 he won the Soviet flyweight title and an Olympic silver medal. Next year he moved to the bantamweight division and won the Soviet and European titles. He died aged 26 in 1966. Since 1975, an annual boxing tournament has been held in his honor in Moscow.[1] References[edit]^ Sergei Sivko. Sports-referenceThis article about a Soviet Olympic medalist is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis biographical article related to a Russian boxer is a stub
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Montreal, Canada
Montreal
Montreal
(/ˌmʌntriˈɒl/ ( listen);[14] French: [mɔ̃ʁeal] ( listen); officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada
Canada
as a whole. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary",[15] it is named after Mount Royal,[16] the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city,[17][18] and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard
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Bantamweight
Bantamweight is a weight class in combat sports.For boxing the range is above 115 pounds (52.2 kg) and up to 118 pounds (53.5 kg). In kickboxing, a bantamweight fighter generally weighs between 53 kg (116 lb) and 55 kg (120 lb). In MMA, bantamweight is 126–135 pounds (57.2–61.2 kg).The name bantam is derived from bantam chickens.Contents1 Boxing1.1 History 1.2 Professional champions1.2.1 Longest reigning bantamweight champions1.3 Amateur Champions1.3.1 Olympic Champions 1.3.2 Pan American Champions1.4 Notable bantamweights2 Kickboxing 3 Mixed Martial Arts 4 Muay Thai 5 Wrestling 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksBoxing[edit] Bantamweight is usually a class in boxing for boxers who weigh above 115 pounds (52.2 kg) and up to 118 pounds (53.5 kg)
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Summer Olympics
The Summer Olympic Games
Olympic Games
(French: Jeux olympiques d'été)[1] or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is an international multi-sport event that is hosted by a different city every four years. The most recent Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) organises the Games and oversees the host city's preparations. In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are awarded for second place, and bronze medals are awarded for third place; this tradition began in 1904
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Moscow
Moscow
Moscow
(/ˈmɒskoʊ, -kaʊ/; Russian: Москва́, tr. Moskva, IPA: [mɐˈskva] ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 12.2 million residents within the city limits[11] and 17.1 million within the urban area.[12] Moscow
Moscow
is recognized as a Russian federal city. Moscow
Moscow
is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia
Russia
and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent. By broader definitions Moscow
Moscow
is among the world's largest cities, being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 15th largest urban area, and the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide
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Veaceslav Gojan
Veaceslav Gojan (born 18 May 1983) is a Moldovan amateur boxer who won Bantamweight bronze at the 2008 Olympics. He comes from the village of Grimăncăuţi, district of Briceni (north of Moldova) and is a member of the Central Sport Club Dinamo in Chişinău. His coach is Petru Caduc. Career[edit] Gojan failed to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics after ending up in third place at the 4th AIBA European 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan. He qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics by beating German boxer Rustamhodza Rahimov in the semi final of a European qualifying tournament. In Beijing he made it to the semifinal by defeating Khavazhi Khatsigov (Belarus) 1-1, countback, Gu Yu (China) 13-6 and Akhil Kumar (India) 10-3 then he lost to Mongolian Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan 2:15. (Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Bantamweight) He won the 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships
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European Amateur Boxing Championships
The European Amateur Boxing Championships is the highest competition for boxing amateurs in Europe, organised by the continent's governing body EUBC, which stands for the European Boxing Confederation
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1980 Summer Olympics
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad (Russian: И́гры XXII Олимпиа́ды, tr. Igry XXII Olimpiady), was an international multi-sport event held in Moscow, Soviet Union, in present-day Russia. The 1980 Games were the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be staged in Eastern Europe, and remain the only Summer Olympics held there, as well as the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in a Slavic language-speaking country. They were also the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in a socialist country, and the only Summer Games to be held in such a country until 2008 in Beijing, China. These were the final Olympic Games
Olympic Games
under the IOC
IOC
Presidency of Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin. Eighty nations were represented at the Moscow
Moscow
Games – the smallest number since 1956
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