From the Archives, 1980: ‘How many lives have to be lost?’

When the US boycotted the Moscow Olympics because of the then USSR's invasion of Afghanistan, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser urged Australia to follow suit.

First published in The Sydney Morning Herald on February 11, 1980

The Prime Minister, Mr Fraser, strongly rebuked the Australian Olympic Federation yesterday, making it clear that an Australian team will not go to Moscow unless the Soviet Union withdraws its troops from Afghanistan.

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“How many lives have to be lost before the …

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