FACTS ABOUT OLYMPIC GAMES

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For unknown reasons, El Salvador did not compete at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Canada.

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The 1988 Olympic Games were boycotted by seven socialist nations, including Cuba, Seychelles, Nicaragua, North Korea, Ethiopia, Albania , and Madagascar. The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul, South Korea.

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The United Kingdom competed at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, USSR (currently Russia,Ukraine,Estonia…)

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Officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee(IOC), Jamaican Olympic Committee is the sole sports organization with exclusive powers to organize delegations from Jamaica at the Pan American Games, the Central and Caribbean Games, the Commonwealth Games, the Olympic Games…

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Bangladesh competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics for the first time ever.

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For political reasons, Taiwan did not compete at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal Canada.

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Since 1984, Taiwan has competed at Watch olympics live Games under the banner of “Chinese Taipei”.

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The 1980 Summer Olympics were boycotted by 66 nations and territories, including the United States, Albania, Argentina, Bermuda, Belize, Bolivia,Canada, Chile, Egypt, El Salvador, West Germany (currently Germany), Haiti, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, South Korea, Norway, New Zealand, Paraguay, Thailand, Uruguay and the People´s Republic of China.The American-led boycott affected competition in most sports: track and field, soccer, archery, field hockey, judo, basketball and volleyball.

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The 1976 Olympic Games were boycotted by 34 Third World countries, including Iraq, Guyana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zaire.Under the leadership of Julyus Nyerere (former dictator of Tanzania), 34 African countries boycotted the Games to protest New Zealand´s violation of the international sports ban on South Africa. The International Committee Olympic ousted South Africa in 1961 for its apartheid policies.

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London will host the 2012 Olympic Games. In 2005, London defeated Paris to 2012 Games. Tony Blair, who is prime minister of the United Kingdom, said, “It´s more than half a century since Britain last hosted the Games. Olympic historians will know how important the 1908 and 1948 London Games were in ensuring the Olympic Movement was equipped and strengthened to continue its vital role. Staging the Games again in London, the city which most excites young people the world over, can only help to strengthen the bond between the Olympic Movement and the younger generation…”

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The USSR competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul,South Korea.

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The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics were boycotted by 18 nations, including Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, East Germany (currently Germany), Hungary, Iran, Laos, Libya, Mongolia, Poland, North Korea, Czechoslovakia (currently Czech Republic), Burkina Faso, South Yemen,Cuba, and Vietnam.

Alejandro Guevara Onofre: He is a freelance writer.Alejandro is of Italian, African and Peruvian ancestry.He´ve studied political science and journalism.He has published more than seventy-five research paper in English, and more than twenty in Spanish, concerning the world issues, olympic sports, countries, and tourism. His next essay is called “The Dictator and Alicia Alonso”.He is an expert on foreign affairs. Futhermore, Alejandro is the first author who has published a world-book encyclopedia in Latina America.

 

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