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Sports: Daytona 500, Boxing, Basketball, Fig. Skating #100987

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 16, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(NYC: Stone Phillips) Daytona 500, won by Geoff Bodine, examined; other drivers named. Scenes shown courtesy CBS Sports. Mike Tyson-Jesse Ferguson and Livingstone Bramble-Tyrone Crawley boxing matches detailed; scenes shown. Celtics-Lakers, Duke-Notre Dame basketball games reported Scenes shown, performances of individual players (named) cited. Fig. skater Debi Thomas profiled; scenes shown. [THOMAS - discusses significance of being black skater.] [Janice THOMAS - describes daughter's ambitiousness.] [THOMAS - comments on relationship with mother.] Thomas' academic schedule at Stanford mentioned. Dr. Tenley Albright's similar double-career recalled. [ALBRIGHT - cites importance of Thomas as role model to all students.] [Coach Alex McGOWAN - comments on lack of financial support for Thomas.] Katarina Witt mentioned. [THOMAS - thinks Witt is beatable; cites need to pursue both skating and school.] Revlon, Incorporated reported offering to sponsor Thomas.

Donaldson, Sam;
Phillips, Stone

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