Sport: Guess Who's Coming to Moscow

A final count isn't in yet, but some medals won't mean much

Whatever the outcome of various 1980 Olympic events, one contest is likely to be remembered for a long time: the tug-of-war over the American-made Olympic boycott. As the May 24 deadline for accepting invitations to Moscow passed, the U.S. and the International Olympic Committee were circulating their own, widely varying lists of who would attend and who would not. Meanwhile, the I.O.C. extended the deadline indefinitely and said that previous respondents could change their minds.

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