H.J.Res. 473 (96th): A house joint resolution to request that the International Olympics Committee hold the 1980 Summer Olympic Games at a site other than within the Soviet Union, with assurance of United States financial assistance for the change of venue, and failing the relocation, to urge the United States Olympic Committee to withdraw from participation in the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow and to assist in the creation of a “Free World Olympics” at suitable site.

Jan 17, 1980 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert Bauman
Representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district

This resolution was introduced on January 17, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 17, 1980
Referred to Committee Jan 17, 1980

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8 cosponsors (6R, 2D) (show)

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Requests the President to ask the International Olympic Committee to transfer the 1980 summer Olympic games from the Soviet Union. Directs the President to: (1) ask the U.S. Olympic Committee to boycott such games if they are not transferred; (2) encourage other nations to do the same; and (3) assist in the organization of a "Free World Olympics."

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