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    DescriptionSue MacGregor talks to members of the 1980 British Olympic team who defied their Government to attend the Moscow games. In 1979, the British team was in training for the following year's Olympic Games when Russia invaded Afghanistan. President Carter, backed by Margaret Thatcher, urged athletes to boycott the event, and the worlds of politics and sport seemed caught in a headlock. This fascinating programme sees Sue MacGregor reuniting members of the British Olympic team as they recall that controversial year. Swimmer Duncan Goodhew, athlete Joslyn Hoyte-Smith, and rowing cox Colin Moynihan faced their own personal dilemmas about competing for their country in the face of political opposition. Team leader Dick Palmer carried the flag alone into the Olympic stadium, and as the hate mail stacked up, coach Frank Dick did his best to shield the athletes from the pressures. Together, they reminisce about the difficult decisions they made, the trials of participating without Government support, and ultimately the triumph of a record-breaking British medals haul.


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    Title
    1980 Moscow Olympics: The Reunion
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 123 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 92 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445883663
    ISBN 10: 144588366X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WSBB, 3JJPL
    BISAC V2.8: SPO058000
    DC23: 796.48
    Publisher
    AudioGO Limited
    Imprint name
    BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Bath