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Misuse of Kandla

that the participation of Soviet sportsn in the games of the 23rd Olym- iad in Los Angeles is impossible" because of the "cavalier attitude of the US authorises to the Olympic barter, the gross Houting of the deals and traditions of the Olympics movement. Despite the efforts of he International Olympics Committee 1OC) and others, the USSR has said that its "decision is final". Simulta- teously, several allies of the Soviet Union too have indicated their non- participation in the coming Olympic games. Though the Soviet Union has stared that its' decision is the result of' the "unbridled anti-Sovietism that has swept the US", there may be more to it than the threats held out by anti-Soviet groups in the US. The main factor behind the Soviet deci- sion appears to be the current state of super-power relations and. in that context. the forthcoming Presidential elections in the US in November.

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