Back in 1980, Thinksquad would be turning 10 in September, but during that very summer, our not so famous US President, Jimmy Carter, wanted to take the moral high ground and boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics, being held in Moscow. Many athletes were pissed knowing full well they could win a gold but not being allowed to compete. The US got 65 other countries not to compete in the 1980 Summer Olympics as well.
Now you are asking me, BUT WHY THINKSQUAD? Well my loyal reader, the US did not compete, because of the 1979 Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan.
It would not be till I graduate high school in 1989, eight years after Carter left office, that the bankrupt Soviet Union, through war, left Afghanistan.