On This Date 3/14/1980

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The entire United States Olympic boxing team is killed in a plane crash in Poland. The boxing team was on their way to a pre-Olympic com competition in Cracow and Katowice. A total of 87 people were killed; this included 14 boxers and eight officials on the flight that originated in New York and crashed near the Warsaw airport. With the United States boycotting the games in Moscow, the team would not be replaced.

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