|Text on Button||I OUT RAN THE PRESIDENT USA 1980 KIWI JOG MARATHON|
Center image is a shield with olympic rings and a US flag pattern containing white and blue text. Surrounding shield is upper text in blue and lower text in red, all on a white background.
The 1980 Summer Olympics was a very controversial event held in Moscow during the Cold War. These games were boycotted by 65 nations led by the United States under the direction of President Carter to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. While this design could suggest the USA’s involvement, it might also reference the New Zealand team Kiwis based on their national icon the kiwi bird. New Zealand officially participated in the boycott of the 1980 Olympics; however, four of 99 competitors did compete as independents under the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association flag.
New Zealand at the 1980 Summer Olympics (2020, May 20). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_at_the_1980_Summer_Olympics
President Carter calls for Olympics to be moved from Moscow (2019, July 28). In History.com. Retrieved June 13, 2020, from www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-carter-calls-for-olympics…