Thirty-seven years ago, on May 8, 1984, the Soviet Union announced it would not participate in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles that summer. Following suit, East Germany and Bulgaria announced that they would also not be sending teams to the Games, with similar statements made by other Soviet satellite countries. Other countries that boycotted the 1984 Games included Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Cuba, South Yemen, North Korea, Ethiopia, Angola, Iran, Albania, Libya, Afghanistan, Laos, Vietnam and Mongolia.
May 8, 1984
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