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Moscow - 1980's Summer Olympics, Soviet Union
« on: February 04, 2009, 02:51:52 AM »
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII
Russia was a Soviet Socialist Republic of the former Soviet Union when Moscow hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Moscow Olympics 1980 - Opening Ceremony
Moscow Olympics 1980 Closing ceremony

The 1980 Olympic Games were most notable for the largest boycott of an Olympics in history. Following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979, the United States of America and 61 other countries decided to boycott the Olympics (France, Great Britain, Italy, and Sweden did not join the boycott).

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