Los Angeles — Romania gets Olympic welcome; Libya pulls out
The Romanian team, the only one from a Warsaw Pact country to defy the Soviet-led boycott of the summer Olympics, received a standing ovation Saturday at the opening ceremonies for the Los Angeles Games.
A standing ovation also was given Yugoslavia, which played host to this year's Winter Games in Sarajevo. They were widely acclaimed as among the most successful, colorful, and nonpolitical in recent Olympic history.
Meanwhile, Libya withdrew its six-man team Friday from the Los Angeles Olympics in protest at the United States' refusal to grant visas to three men who said they were Libyan journalists, Olympic officials said. Two of the men were said to be on a list of known terrorists.