Boycott Stolen Dreams of the Moscow Olympic Games With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union s invasion of Afghanistan this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter s American boycott of the Ol

  • Title: Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games
  • Author: Jerry Caraccioli Tom Caraccioli Walter F. Mondale
  • ISBN: 9780942257403
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes in sports and overcameWith a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes in sports and overcame the bitter disappointment of a once in a lifetime opportunity dashed by geopolitics.

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    1. Reviewed by Steph for TeensReadTooIn the summer of 1980, President Jimmy Carter made the choice to boycott the Summer Olympics, which were being held in Moscow, Russia. After a vote by the USOC (United States Olympic Committee), about 650 athletes' Olympic dreams were gone. The controversy and personal stories from the athletes themselves are gracefully put together by Tom and Jerry Caraccioli. This unique book gives readers two viewpoints about the controversial 1980 Summer Olympics. Both of th [...]

    2. I knew very little about the 1980 Olympic boycott prior to reading this book. The book was informative and kept things interesting by switching back and forth between the history of USSR's relationship with Afghanistan and bios of the U.S. Olympians who weren't able to compete. Was it the most interesting story ever told? Hardly. But it was a story worth telling, and the often forgotten 1980 Olympians needed their story told.

    3. ReviewA dark chapter in the history of the Summer Olympic Games is remembered in this outstanding book that is one part politics, two parts stories from the athletes who did not get the chance to complete against fellow athletes from other countries and a dash of opinion about the United States-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow. For those who may not know or remember this, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in late 1979 during the height of the Cold War. President Jimmy Ca [...]

    4. This book mixes short profiles of American athletes from the 1980 summer Olympic team while explaining the U.S.-led boycott. As you read, you feel sorry for the athletes whose dreams were stolen by geo-politics. The book needs more from the Soviet perspective and more details about those Moscow Games. But it is a nice read and provides good insight into the American athletes.

    5. When should politics and athletics mix. Never may seem like the right answer but it is not realistic. These portraits remind me of just how fleeting some opportunities can be. It was wrong to use the games this way. Sorry Mr Mondale I don't buy your argument and from what I read here, neither do the athletes.

    6. Good take on the 1980 Olympics, what was going on politically, with chapters on individual athletes, who missed out on the pinnacle of their sport.

    7. Well-researched, fascinating stories about athletes who never had the chance to fulfill their Olympic dreamsspiring and heartbreaking.

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