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Olympic Games

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Prime Minister if, in the light of the decision by the British Olympic Committee to participate in the Moscow Games, she will instruct Ministers not to impose impediments on the team.

The decision of the British Olympic Association does not alter the Government's view in favour of a boycott of the Summer Games as long as the troops of the Soviet Union remain in Afghanistan as invaders. We shall continue to press our views on sporting bodies and athletes, and will not assist intending British participants to go to the Games. But we shall not prevent those who decide to do so.