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From USOC's Mike Moran: A call to salute 1980 Olympians who stayed at home

July 29, 2010 |  9:37 am

Wednesday, I posted an essay from 1980 U.S. Olympian Anita DeFrantz on the pain she still feels over the 1980 Olympic boycott. (To read it, click here).

Mike Moran Here is a more anecdotal voice on the 1980 boycott, that of longtime U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Moran, who would like to see the International Olympic Committee formally honor athletes from the more than 60 countries -- including the United States -- who did not go to the 1980 Moscow Summer Games because their political leaders supported U.S. President Jimmy Carter's boycott.

-- Philip Hersh

Read more: "A call to honor all the world's 1980 Olympians who were forced to stay home"

Photo: Mike Moran was the chief spokesman for the United States Olympic Committee through 13 Games, 1980 to 2002. He is now a media consultant.