In 1979, Russia invaded Afghanistan. The USA and other nations felt it was wrong for one nation to invade Another Country and kill civilians at random. They showed their displeasure by boycotting the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics. This was long before terrorists from Afghanistan attacked the USA on September 11, 2001.
The invasion of Afghanistan done by the U.S.S.R., current Russia.
To protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
They were giving the Soviet Nation revenge.
The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott was one part of a number of actions initiated by the United States to protest the Soviet Invasion in Afghanistan.
London, United Kingdom in the summer of 2012
The United States has hosted the Summer Olympic games for four times.
In 1984, the Summer Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles, United States.
The 1992 Barcelona Olympics were the first in three decades to be held without a boycott.
Yes they are.
The United States have competed in every single Modern Olympic with the exception of 1980 summer Olympics. That was the year President of the United States Ronald Reagan declared that United States athletes would boycott the games of the XXII (22nd) Olympiad in protest to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
In 2002 it was the winter Olympic games not the summer Olympic games. The 2002 winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event that was celebrated in February 2002 in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The 2000 summer, or millennium games were held in Sydney, Australia.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. They have hosted 4 Winter Olympic Games, and 4 Summer Olympic Games.
Summer Olympic Games was created in 1896.
Switzerland Winter United Kingdom Summer
United States Winter Italy Summer
The fifth summer olympic games were in berlin 1916.