492 F.Supp. 1181 (1980)
Twenty-five athletes had made a motion for an injunction that sought to bar the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) from carrying out a resolution not to send an American team to participate in the summer Olympic games in Moscow.
- The court found the athletes had not stated a claim upon which relief could be granted, and denied their motion.
- The court found that the USOC had the authority to decide not to send an American team to the Olympics under 36 U.S.C.S. § 374(3) of the Amateur Sports Act of 1978 (Act).
- Further, the athletes did not have a statutory right under the Act to compete in the Olympics.
- Next, the court found the USOC's decision not to send an American team was not a state action, and did not give rise to an actionable claim for the infringement of the constitutional rights alleged. \
- Finally, even if there was a state action, the right to compete in amateur athletics had been found not to be a deprivation of constitutionally protected rights.
The court denied the athletes' action for injunctive and declaratory relief, and found they had not stated a claim upon which relief could be granted for barring the United States Olympic Committee from not sending an American team to participate in the summer Olympic games in Moscow.
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