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 in a previous Congress

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


Robert Bauman

Representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district



Jan 17, 1980

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H.J.Res. 473 (96th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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This joint resolution was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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