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Carter Calls for Boycott of 1980 Moscow Olympics

President Jimmy Carter announces that U.S. athletes will not attend the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow unless the Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan by the stated deadline of February 20, 1980.

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