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    Default How come Italy did not boycott 1980 Olympics?

    I thought Italy was in with the West. Must have been a big blow for the West to see Italy compete in Moscow. Claudio Pollio won his only (and Italy's only one?) Gold medal in freestyle.

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    While you're at it, how was Yugoslavia able compete in 1984?

    I think Pollio was Italy's only Gold medalist in Freestyle, though in Greco they had a 2X Gold & 1X Silver medalist in Vincenzo Maenza. Same weight too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    While you're at it, how was Yugoslavia able compete in 1984?

    I think Pollio was Italy's only Gold medalist in Freestyle, though in Greco they had a 2X Gold & 1X Silver medalist in Vincenzo Maenza. Same weight too.
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    1979 - Argento ai Giochi del Mediterraneo a Spalato
    1981 - Bronzo Europeo - Bursa
    1982 - Oro mondiale - Caracas
    1983 - Oro ai Giochi del Mediterraneo a Casablanca
    1984 - Oro olimpico Los Angeles
    1984 - 1? Posto Coppa CEE Atene
    1984 - Bronzo europeo in Svezia
    1985 - Oro Supercampionato del Mondo a Tokyo
    1986 - Bronzo europeo in Atene
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    1987 - Oro ai Giochi del Mediterraneo in Siria
    1987 - Argento mondiale in Francia
    1988 - Oro olimpico Seoul
    1989 - 2? Posto Festival mondiale - Colorado
    1991 - Bronzo ai Giochi del Mediterraneo
    1992 - Argento olimpico Barcellona

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    For those who don't speak any Italian - those are Maenza's results.

    Oro - Gold
    Argento - Silver

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    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    For those who don't speak any Italian - those are Maenza's results.

    Oro - Gold
    Argento - Silver
    Good!

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    Yugoslavia was always pro-Western.

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    England and France also did not boycott the 1980 Olympics. Their Olympic committees sent teams even though their Governments supported the boycott. The politicians were not able to force the boycott onto the Olympic committees.
    There also were several countries that went and perform a "semi-boycott" by marching under the Olympic flag instead their national flag.

    Also, Romania was another Soviet bloc country that attended the 1984 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    England and France also did not boycott the 1980 Olympics. Their Olympic committees sent teams even though their Governments supported the boycott. The politicians were not able to force the boycott onto the Olympic committees.
    There also were several countries that went and perform a "semi-boycott" by marching under the Olympic flag instead their national flag.

    Also, Romania was another Soviet bloc country that attended the 1984 games.

    Romania never liked Soviet Union. It was allies with Hitler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Romania never liked Soviet Union. It was allies with Hitler.
    Weren't a lot of Warsaw Pact countries traditional enemies of Russia?
    I know Poland was.

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