Tag: 1980 Winter Olympics

Red Army Slips on Ice

The 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow were shrouded in controversy which culminated in being boycotted by a large number of nations spearheaded by the United States. However, just a few months prior in Lake Placid, New York, the Winter Olympic Games had just taken place. It was at this event where a miracle occurred. The … Continue reading Red Army Slips on Ice

The Olympics Got Political (Again)

The 1980 Moscow Olympics were supposed to be the Soviet Union’s chance to show off their culture and athletic prowess on the international stage. An article in Pravda stated that the organizers intended for Muscovites to engage with visitors and “familiarize the Olympic guests… with the most noteworthy aspects of our life,” while at the same … Continue reading “The Olympics Got Political (Again)”