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The US and 64 other countries boycotted the 1980 olympic games because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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Has the usa competed in every summer Olympics?

No, the US did not compete in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. They boycotted the Games due to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.


What sports did china compete in the 1980 winter olympics?

China sent 24 athletes to the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid to compete in figure skating, speed skating, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, and biathlon. They did not win any medals. The 1980 Winter Olympics were the first Winter Olympics that China competed in.


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No because his country Kenya boycotted both the 1976 and 1980 Olympics


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Yes, Singapore has competed in every Summer Olympics, except for 1980, since 1948.


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Did the US compete in the 1980 Olympics?

No because they where angry that Russia helped a country that was in war with Afghanistan.


Picture about laos at the Olympics games 1980?

The 1980 Games in Moscow was Laos' first participation in the Olympics. They sent 19 athletes to compete in athletics, boxing, and shooting. No Laotian athlete won a medal.


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Who was on the 1980 us men's gymnastic team?

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Does Africa compete in the Olympics?

Yes, many countries from Africa compete in the Olympics.


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they still do not compete in the olympics........


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Which countries compete in the winter Olympics?

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How are people chosen to compete in the Olympics?

People are chosen to compete in the Olympics by competing in the Olympic Trials. In most sports, the top competitors from the Olympic Trials are chosen to compete in the Olympics.


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One does not have to be an amateur in order to compete in the Olympics. You just have to try out for the team.


1980 olympic USA gymnastics team?

the USA did not send an Olympic team to the Moscow Olympics in 1980 so did not have anyone representing the USA in the gymnastic disciplines.


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You must be at least 16 to compete in any event in the Olympics.


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