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1980 Summer Olympics boycott

International protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott was one part of a number of actions initiated by the United States to protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.[1] The Soviet Union, which hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and its allies later boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.[2]

Countries that boycotted the 1980 Games are shaded blue