[notice noticeType=”approved” ]Opening Ceremony Moscow 1980. View of the delegations standing in front of the Misha mascot created by the public holding up boards | Photo: BR Archive[/notice]
Video: Summer Games of the XXII Olympiads
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Games of the XXII Olympiad
In addition, the yachting events were held in Tallinn, and some of the preliminary matches and the quarter-finals of the football tournament were held in Leningrad, Kiev, and Minsk. The 1980 Games were the first to be staged in Eastern Europe.
Led by the United States with the insistence of U.S. President Jimmy Carter, 65 countries boycotted the games because of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, though some athletes from some of the boycotting countries participated in the games, under the Olympic Flag.
This prompted the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.