The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott of the Moscow Olympics ...
March 25, 2008 11:21am CST
Funny how the Americans and Canadians boycotted these Olympics. Though the Games have aimed to be an arena free of politics, the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan spurred United States President Jimmy Carter to issue an ultimatum that the United States would boycott the Moscow Olympics if Soviet troops had not withdrawn from the country by 12:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time on February 20, 1980; the official announcement confirming the boycott was made on March 21. Now Canada will be hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver BC. Canada has troops in Afghanistan, so do the Americans. Why are the winter Olympics being boycotted? Seems like it is a little hypocritical?
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