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Historic moments of the Olympic Games -- Montreal 1976

1976 Montreal Olympics -- The Japanese men's gymnastics team won five consecutive gold medals in the team event for the first time in Olympic history. From left are team members Hiroshi Kajiyama, Eizo Kenmotsu, Hisato Igarashi, Sawao Kato, Shun Fujimoto and Mitsuo Tsukahara. The Japanese men's gymnastics team captured a total of 23 gold medals in the team and individual events through five consecutive Olympics from the 1960 games in Rome. =Click/tap photo for more images.

With the start of the Tokyo Olympics approaching on July 23, The Mainichi has dug into the Mainichi Shimbun photo archive for a look back at the historic moments of previous games. We've prepared a photo special for each of the Summer Olympic Games held since Tokyo 1964 -- the first in Asia -- up until Rio de Janeiro 2016.

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