Cold War 1945-1991 effect international sports.
Refused to play Chile in World Cup soccer - Cold War tensions
The 39th U.S President who was defeated by Ronald Reagan due to mishandling many issues including the 1980 Olympics boycott.
Invaded Afghanistan to reinforce the country's communist regime against Islamic rebel forces
Four hundred and forty four day crisis which 52 U.S citizens were taken hostage
U.S wanted the Mujihadeen to take over the Afghan government
The Grain Embargo was President Jimmy Carter's response to the Soviet Union invasion. The U.S stopped selling Grain to USSR
Jimmy Carter announces boycott. U.S boycott summer Olympic Games
Only 80 countries attended. The smallest amount of countries participated since 1904
40th U.S President who overwhelmingly defeated Jimmy Carter , who received less than 42% of the popular vote.
USSR boycotted the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles in response to the 1980 boycott. Only 14 countries followed the USSR in 1984
In response to the 9/11 attacks