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Friday, 18 November 2011
Just outside our hotel in Talllinn, an intriguing statue kept catching our eye. When we wandered across to see what it was 'for' we found a little plaque, referencing the Olympic sailing which had taken place nearby. We scratched our heads... neither of us remembered hearing about an Estonian Olympics.
And then it all clicked into place: 1980. USSR. It was the Moscow Olympics which held its sailing events here.
This got me wondering - are countries without coastline barred from hosting the Olympics? Or if not, are there any cases where the sailing competitions have taken place in a different country (that was distinct at the time)?