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Lost games

Athletes in no-win situation when US boycotted ’80 Moscow Olympics, a decision that still rankles

Boris Djerassi had chances to be in four Olympics, but he didn’t end up competing in any. Boris Djerassi had chances to be in four Olympics, but he didn’t end up competing in any. (Globe File)
By John Powers
Globe Staff / July 28, 2010

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Even now when Boris Djerassi goes to a meeting of Olympic alumni and mentions that he was a member of the 1980 summer team, he’s reminded about something he can never forget. “They’ll say, ‘Oh, you’re the team that didn’t go,’ ’’ he says. “What a knife to your heart.’’ (Full article: 1737 words)

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