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Boycott of the 1980 Olympics

decision and why president carter made it

brady rich

on 14 April 2010

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The 1980 Olympics: Shining Star or Despicable Stain? The Olympic Rings: One for Every Continent the colors of the rings, blue, yellow, black,
green, and red were so designed so that every
country in the world would have a similar color
to at least one of the rings, signifying unity
the olympic ideal dates back to the ancient greeks. the games were so
prestigious and held in such high esteem that wars were stopped so
athletes could compete. they embodied the epitome of athletics. so
sacred were these games that despite political differences, that
athletes on the spot had no contempt for others save the spirit of
competition. The foundation for these prestigious games was undoubtedly
shattered when a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics had
only 60 of the 114 eligible countries attend.
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