Olympic glimpse. Summer olympic games in 1980 – Photo album
Title: Olympic glimpse. Summer olympic games in 1980. Photo album
Printed in Soviet Union, 1980, Moscow, “Planeta” publisher
Hard cover, 212 pages
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The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Moscow in the Soviet Union. The 1980 Games were the first to be staged in Eastern Europe.
Led by the United States at the insistence of U.S. President Jimmy Carter, 65 countries boycotted the games because of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, though some athletes from some of the boycotting countries participated in the games, under the Olympic Flag. This prompted the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.