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Volume 22 No. 48
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Closing Shot: The Decision To Skip The Games

Forty years ago, President Jimmy Carter pulled the U.S. out of the Olympics over Moscow’s invasion of Afghanistan. For athletes and sponsors, the memory still stings.
President Jimmy Carter delivers the news that the U.S. would not participate in the 1980 Moscow Games. Carter believed more countries would follow suit, but 80 decided to continue, including key allies. Photo: getty images President Jimmy Carter delivers the news that the U.S. would not...

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