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In Photos: Historic moments of the Olympic Games -- Moscow 1980

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1980 Moscow Olympics -- The Japanese Olympic Committee takes a vote by a show of hands over whether to boycott the games at an extraordinary general meeting on May 24, 1980. U.S. President Jimmy Carter had announced that his country would not send a delegation to Moscow in protest against the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan the previous year. Nearly 50 countries, including Japan, South Korea, China and Iran, followed suit.

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