Jimmy Carter Announces He Would Not Support Sending And American Team To Moscow Olympics

Jimmy Carter Announces He Would Not Support Sending And American Team To Moscow Olympics

On January 20, 1980, President Jimmy Carter appeared on “Meet the Press” to make a historic announcement. Moderator Bill Monroe asked Carter if he supported sending a U.S. Olympic team to the summer games in Moscow. Carter replied, “No. Neither I nor the American people would support the sending of an American team to Moscow with Soviet invasion troops in Afghanistan.”

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