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A wall of cards displays the Games' mascot, Misha the Bear, at the Opening Ceremony at the Lenin Stadium, Moscow.

July 19, 1980: Politics takes centre stage as Moscow Olympics are hit by global boycott

The first Olympic Games to be held in the Soviet Union began without many of the world's top athletes following a US-led boycott in response to the invasion of Afghanistan.

 
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