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List of Olympic Games boycotts

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The Olympic Games is a major international multi-sport event. During its history there have been boycotts on 6 occasions, all of the Summer Olympics. The first boycott occurred at the 1956 Summer Olympics and the most recent was at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Rhodesia is the only country which has been prevented from entering, when its invitation to the 1972 Summer Olympics was withdrawn by the International Olympic Committee, following protests by other African countries.

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Olympiad Year Host Country Host City Boycotting countries (With map)
XI 1936   Nazi Germany Berlin  
  1.   Spain Note: withdrew because of the Civil war
  2.   Soviet Union Note: the USSR did not participate at the Summer Olympics until 1952
XVI 1956   Australia Melbourne  
  1.   Egypt
  2.   Iraq
  3.   Lebanon
  4.   Netherlands
  5.   Cambodia
  6.   Spain
  7.    Switzerland
  8.   People's Republic of China
XVIII 1964   Japan Tokyo  
  1.   North Korea
  2.   Indonesia
  3.   China
XXI 1976   Canada Montreal  
  1.   Algeria
  2.   Benin
  3.   Burma
  4.   Cameroon
  5.   Central African Republic
  6.   Chad
  7.   Congo
  8.   Egypt
  9.   Ethiopia
  10.   Gabon
  11.   Gambia
  12.   Ghana
  13.   Guyana
  14.   Iraq
  15.   Kenya
  16.   Libya
  17.   Lesotho
  18.   Madagascar
  19.   Malawi
  20.   Mali
  21.   Morocco
  22.   Niger
  23.   Nigeria
  24.   Republic of China
  25.   Somalia
  26.   Sri Lanka
  27.   Sudan
  28.   Swaziland
  29.   Tanzania
  30.   Togo
  31.   Tunisia
  32.   Uganda
  33.   Upper Volta
  34.   Zambia
XXII 1980   Soviet Union Moscow  
  1.   Albania
  2.   Antigua and Barbuda
  3.   Argentina
  4.   Bahamas
  5.   Bahrain
  6.   Bangladesh
  7.   Barbados
  8.   Belize
  9.   Bermuda
  10.   Bolivia
  11.   Canada
  12.   Cayman Islands
  13.   Central African Republic
  14.   Chad
  15.   Chile
  16.   China
  17.   Egypt
  18.   El Salvador
  19.   Fiji
  20.   Gabon
  21.   Gambia
  22.   Ghana
  23.   Haiti
  24.   Honduras
  25.   Hong Kong
  26.   Indonesia
  27.   Iran
  28.   Israel
  29.   Ivory Coast
  30.   Japan
  31.   Kenya
  32.   South Korea
  33.   Liberia
  34.   Liechtenstein
  35.   Malawi
  36.   Malaysia
  37.   Mauritania
  38.   Monaco
  39.   Mauritius
  40.   Morocco
  41.   Netherlands Antilles
  42.   Niger
  43.   Norway
  44.   Pakistan
  45.   Panama
  46.   Papua New Guinea
  47.   Paraguay
  48.   Philippines
  49.   Qatar
  50.   Saudi Arabia
  51.   Singapore
  52.   Somalia
  53.   Sudan
  54.   Suriname
  55.   Eswatini
  56.   Chinese Taipei
  57.   Thailand
  58.   Togo
  59.   Tunisia
  60.   Turkey
  61.   United Arab Emirates
  62.   United States
  63.   Uruguay
  64.   United States Virgin Islands
  65.   West Germany
  66.   Zaire
XXIII 1984   United States Los Angeles  
  1.   Soviet Union
  2.   Bulgaria
  3.   East Germany
  4.   Mongolia
  5.   Vietnam
  6.   Laos
  7.   Czechoslovakia
  8.   Afghanistan
  9.   Hungary
  10.   Poland
  11.   Cuba
  12.   South Yemen
  13.   North Korea
  14.   Ethiopia
  15.   Angola
  16.   Albania
  17.   Iran
  18.   Libya
XXIV 1988   South Korea Seoul  
  1.   Ethiopia
  2.   Nicaragua
  3.   Madagascar
  4.   Cuba
  5.   Albania
  6.   North Korea
  7.   Seychelles

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