08/05/1984 USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics
Nikolai Setounski. Tom Snyder. Soviet Boycott.
The boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles followed four years after the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. It involved 14 Eastern Bloc countries, led by the Soviet Union. Boycotting countries organized another major event called the Friendship Games.