The Albanian Spartakiad was an event similar to the USSR Spartakiad and to the Czechoslovakian Spartakiad. Six such events had been held in Albania during Communist rule (in 1959, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, and 1989).
The Spartakiad included a mass gymnastics display, professional and amateurial sports championships. It was the biggest sports event in Albania during communist rule as included hundreds of thousands of participants.
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