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


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Summary (CRS)

1/17/1980--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

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Jan 17, 1980

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 473”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


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