Background. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 spurred President Jimmy Carter to issue an ultimatum on 20 January 1980: if Soviet ...
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Declassified Documents Shed Light on 1980
Scene from the opening ceremony of the Moscow Olympic Games, 1980. The small New Zealand team marched behind a black flag with a silver fern rather than ...
The invasion spurred US President Jimmy Carter to issue an ultimatum on January 20 1980. He said the United States would boycott the Moscow summer ...
The Olympic Boycott, 1980. In 1980, the United States led a boycott of the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow to protest the late 1979 Soviet invasion of ...
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On this day in 1980, President Jimmy Carter announces that the U.S. will boycott the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Moscow that summer.