Members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Diving Team, wearing plaid shirts, jeans and cowboy hats, pose in front of the U.S. Capitol during a visit to Washington
Members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Diving Team, wearing plaid shirts, jeans and cowboy hats, pose in front of the U.S. Capitol during a visit to Washington

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They never had the chance to compete

Five months before one of the biggest moments of their lives, the members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team were thrown into chaos when President Jimmy Carter announced that Team USA would boycott the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games. Here are their stories.

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