1980-1984 Olympic Boycott

A conflict between the Soviets and the U.S

1980 Olympics

This was when the U.S boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics in protest to the Soviets invasion in Afganistan. The Soviets Invaded Afganistan in the Cold War. They were trying to make Afganistan communist instead of the democracy that it currently was


This Soviet boycott of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was a result of the American 1980 boycott of the Moscow Olymics. This boycott was also because of the Cold War.

Leaders of the time