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Jimmy Carter's decision to boycott 1980 Moscow Olympics remains controversial

...presidency: boycotting the Olympics in response to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979.For...that included more than a dozen countries."For the Soviet Union, the Moscow Olympics was much more than a sporting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-30/jimmy-carters-decision-b
'Obombacare'

...His attempt to channel President Kennedy ? who used the same venue in 1963 to promote his nuclear test ban with the Soviet Union ? failed spectacularly.There's no comparing JFK's treaty to Obama's toothless Iran deal, which essentially gives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-08-08/obombacare
IOC faces stark differences in Olympic host hopefuls

...the former capital of Kazakhstan, a central Asian country which became independent in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union ? is a lesser-known quantity, but one that offers a Winter Games setting and atmosphere along with a compact layout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-26/ioc-faces-stark-differen
IOC President Bach: Boston failed to deliver on 'promises' to USOC during failed 2024 bid

...Miracle on Ice' Collection," which also includes Craig's Olympic gold medal, the jersey he wore against the vaunted Soviet Union and in the gold-medal win against Finland.Also included are the only mask Craig wore during the Winter Games, his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-29/ioc-president-bach-bosto
Wine Time: Chateau Vartely Winemaker's Selection 2012, Moldova

...Winemaking has been a big part of the Moldovan culture for centuries, though it has suffered setbacks at times. When the Soviet Union was the world's third biggest wine producer in the 1970s, Moldova was a major supplier of wines. Then Mikhail Gorbachev...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-07-21/wine-time-chateau-var
Rare color photographs shot by Capa on exhibit

...brother.Consisting mostly of photos taken in peacetime, it includes pictures for a 1947 magazine feature about the Soviet Union written by John Steinbeck; Hollywood stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Orson Wells and Ingrid Bergman on location; a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-07-11/rare-color-photographs-shot-capa-ex
Losing America

...that "during the Cold War in 1964, two years after the Cuban missile crisis, only 38 percent of Americans knew the Soviet Union was not a member of NATO. In 2003, about 70 percent was unaware of enactment of the prescription drug entitlement, then...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-28/losing-america
Cotton rubs them raw

...the 1980s during the Nicaraguan Revolution? Or when the late Sen. Ted Kennedy secretly dispatched emissaries to the Soviet Union in 1983 to undermine Ronald Reagan before the 1984 elections?Someone should have reminded Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-13/cotton-rubs-them-raw
Reunion set for 'Miracle on Ice" hockey team set for Saturday

...yesterday."It was a long time ago, but for me it's different," said Eruzione, whose game-winning goal against the Soviet Union in the medal round at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics still sends chills down an awful lot of spines. "I deal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-18/reunion-set-miracle-ice-hockey-te
Another mission begins

...terrorist haven within a decade.Recall that it took less than five years for the Taliban to fill the vacuum left by the Soviet Union's withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989. A complete withdrawal by U.S. and NATO forces would create a similar opportunity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-30/another-mission-begin