Why did Canada boycott the 1980 Olympics?
On 26 January 1980, Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark announced that Canada, like the US, would boycott the Olympic Games if Soviet forces did not leave Afghanistan by 20 February 1980. … It noted that the government and the National Olympic Committee of France had already stated a willingness to participate.
What happened at the 1976 Montreal Olympics?
The 1976 Montreal Games were marred by an African boycott involving 22 countries. The boycott was organised by Tanzania to protest the fact that the New Zealand rugby team had toured Apartheid South Africa and that New Zealand was scheduled to compete in the Olympic Games.
What country has hosted Olympics 4 times?
When choosing locations for the Olympic Games, the IOC specifically gives the honor of holding the Games to a city rather than a country. London will be hosting the Games for a record three times in 2012, though cities in the USA have hosted the Games four times (also also the Winter Games four times).