America's 1980 Olympic Boycott
America refuses to take part in the Olympics!
Carter Announces Olympic Boycott
The effects of this boycott were felt heavily among American athletes training to attend. Mixed emotions were felt among American citiens. Many sympathized with the althetes who had worked so hard in training, while others respected Americans commitment to fighting the Soviet's anti-democratic government. Lastly, as a result of this boycott, the Soviet Union composed a boycott of their own during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.