Boycott - Australia's controversial road to the 1980 Moscow Olympics - an evening with Lisa Forrest

lisa Forrest portraitOlympic fever is nearly upon us.

Swimming star Lisa Forrest was only 16 years old when she found herself at the centre of one of Australia' most significant sporting and political moments. After the USSR's invasion of Afghanistan in the last days of 1979, Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser asked the Australian Olympic Federation (AOF) to boycott the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. The AOF refused. By the time the Australian team marched into the Opening Ceremony under the Olympic Flag rather than our own, months of bitter politicking has split the nation.

Boycott book coverCome along to Sutherland Library and listen to former swimming sensation, television reporter, radio host and actress Lisa Forrest discuss her new book Boycott.
Unleashed Books Miranda will be selling copies of the book on the night and Lisa will be happy to sign your copy. Light refreshments will be available.

Join us to hear this lively discussion at Sutherland Library on Tuesday 29th July 2008 at 6.30pm.