The US and 65 countries close to it boycotted the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow to condemn the Soviet Union military attack on Afghanistan and force Soviet forces to withdraw from the country.
Some stories of sport: Soviet Union boycotts Olympics.May 8, 1984, was the day the Soviet Union announced that they would boycott the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Amey held the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow to condemn the Soviet Union’s military attack on Afghanistan and force Soviet forces to withdraw from the country.
The Soviet Union attributed this to the anti-Soviet attitude in the United States, which would not be safe for their soldiers to play in the country.
Following the Soviet Union, 14 countries, including Vietnam, East Germany and Bulgaria, which supported it, announced that they would boycott the Olympic Games. Because of this, only 140 countries participated in the Olympic Games. They ignore this contest to condemn us actions in the Gulf region.
All the countries that boycotted the Olympic Games came together in July and August of the same year to host an international games called ‘Friendship Games.