Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fact of the Day: 1980 Olympics

In 1979 the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. A year later in 1980 the Summer Olympics took place in Moscow in the Soviet Union. Many athletes never showed up in Soviet Russia as many nations led by the United States refused to attend the Soviet Olympics to protest the war. 

11 comments:

Anna-Alina said...

It's a right decision. If I was an athlete, I did the same!


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Pat Hatt said...

Right thing to do indeed

Christine said...

Really wasn't that long ago

bj said...

i remember this very well....

Martha said...

I remember that!

Jax said...

It's sickening how many different wars that go on throughout the world. It's too bad that we can't all just be friends!!

Bob Bushell said...

WOOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stephen Hayes said...

I remember this quite well.

happyone said...

I remember it well too. Thought it was a good decision.

Huggybear said...

They invaded and 10 years later left with their "tails between
their legs" - will nobody ever learn. No one wins in Afghanistan.
At least here in Australia, athletes had a choice - they could
compete if they so wanted to do so. I think about 1/2 of the selected
Olypians pulled out.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin