12/04/1980 US Olympic boycott of the Moscow Olympic games
April 12, 1980 U S Boycotts Olympics
The 1980 Moscow Olympics Boycott | Flashback | NBC News
The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott was one part of a number of actions initiated by the United States to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The Soviet Union, which hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics, and other countries would later boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.