Faux-lympics

Faux-lympics

Unfortunately one sporting event that won’t be happening this year is the 2020 Tokyo olympics. That would have been a few weeks ago if the world wasn’t dealing with COVID-19. But this isn’t the first time the Olympics have been canceled/postponed/disrupted. In 1980, at the height of the cold war, the USA decided to skip the Moscow summer olympics. Instead the US opted to host their own olympic ceremonies right here in the city of brotherly love. So, this week we’re going to talk about Philadelphia’s often forgotten 1980 bootleg olympics.

Check out the visual companion below and join us again next Monday.


L. Palles Mary Decker  

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