The United States wants to destroy the Olympic Games through unjustified boycotts, though it has nothing to gain from it. They did it in 1980 and they are doing it again in 2022, according to a false narrative promoted by Sputnik.NEWS: “Announcing the boycott of the 80th Olympics, the White House knew it all too well that the Moscow authorities would respond symmetrically. Thus, the Olympic cycle, barely restored after World War II, was interrupted.
So let's see where the boycott and the use of Olympic sports as a political weapon come from.
Forty years ago, the Democratic President Jimmy Carter's administration boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.In this way, Washington decided to "penalize" the USSR for the fact that Moscow, intending to defend its own southern borders, had introduced a small-sized military contingent into Afghanistan.Today, obviously, this boycott, against the background of a chaotic and bloody withdrawal of the United States from the country, looks like a comic declamation, but then the athletes from the countries that tacitly followed the American ideological line didn’t feel like laughing. The hard work during the entire Olympic cycle, when in competitions the athlete would reach the top of their condition, was thrown into the trash at the stroke of a pen.
Today, all sorts of political perverts, by virtue of their own pettiness, laziness of soul, and, finally, their own stupidity, are trying to destroy these traditions, which they did not create, and which should outlive (theoretically) these temporary masters.
History brings us optimism: the boycott of the 1980 Olympics did not allow Washington to accumulate any political bonuses.
Instead, in an attempt to oppose the Soviet military presence, the United States raised Osama bin Laden with its own hands and money.
Everybody remembers how that ended.
As if this tragedy was not enough, Washington came up with another (just as bloody) prank by […] and just fled Afghanistan.[…]”