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Boycott - Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games

Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games

By Jerry Caraccioli, Tom Caraccioli
Foreword by Vice President Walter F. Mondale

Overview

With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter’s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S. athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes in sports and overcame the bitter disappointment of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity dashed by geopolitics.

Publisher: New Chapter Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Pages: 272
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