The Olympic Spirit

Did you know that Australia is one of only a handful of countries to compete in every modern summer Olympic Games? We very nearly lost our place in that exclusive group when the Commonwealth Government under Malcolm Fraser pushed for a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympic games.

former swimming sensation, television reporter, radio host and actress Lisa Forrest has written a book about the controversy in the lead up to the Moscow games. It's called Boycott: Australia's controversial road to the 1980 Moscow Olympics and she recently gave a talk at Sutherland Library.

If you missed the talk don't worry - we've recorded it.

Lisa Forrest on her book - Boycott from Sutherland Shire Libraries on Vimeo.