Boycott of the 1976 Olympic Games


The 1976 Montreal Games were marred by the boycott of mostly African countries because of the IOC’s refusal to ban New Zealand. The reason the countries wanted the ban was that the New Zealand’s Rugby Union team, The All Blacks continued to play against South Africa, a country banned by the IOC because of its Apartheid regime. In total, 28 countries felt forced into boycotting the games.

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