Michael Burley

Michael Burley (born January 27, 1953) is an American modern pentathlete. He competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics[1] and qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but was unable to compete due to the U.S. Olympic Committee's boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia. He was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal many years later.[2]

Michael Burley
Personal information
Born (1953-01-27) January 27, 1953 (age 68)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
SportModern pentathlon


  1. ^ "Michael Burley Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on December 23, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  2. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.