The Cold War and British debates over the boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics

@article{Corthorn2013TheCW,
  title={The Cold War and British debates over the boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics},
  author={Paul Corthorn},
  journal={Cold War History},
  year={2013},
  volume={13},
  pages={43 - 66}
}
  • Paul Corthorn
  • Published 1 February 2013
  • Political Science
  • Cold War History
This article examines the debate precipitated by the Thatcher government's (unsuccessful) attempt to secure a British boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Aware that it faced a struggle to win over the autonomous British Olympic Association, but with Thatcher in particular keen to support the United States, the government's case that the invasion required a specific response in the form of a boycott was steadily overshadowed as the public debate… 
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Introduction

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