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08/05/1984 USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics

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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.