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Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Olympics #101528

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 02, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(NYC: Jim Lampley) Contd. reaction to baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth's disciplinary action against players for drug abuse examined. [Player Dave PARKER - feels those subpoenaed to testify at last year's Pittsburgh trial have been singled out for punishment.] Duke-North Carolina, Memphis State-Louisville basketball games detailed; performances of individual players (named) mentioned. Scenes shown courtesy NBC Sports. Outcome of boxing match between Mark Breland and Richard Aguirre reported; scenes shown. International Olympic Committee's traditional ruling on amateur involvement in games explained; Jim Thorpe cited as example Historical footage shown. International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch's effort to have governing assns. of individual sports determine change in amateur status issue detailed; International Amateur Athletic Fed.'s ongoing debate over status of Renaldo Nehemiah and Willie Gault cited as exs. [Dwight STONES - feels such athletes are being robbed of their abilities.] [GAULT - cites his desire to compete.] Possible implications of Fed.'s new ruling for other athletes, include Michael Carter and Ron Brown considered. [Edwin MOSES - praises decision.] [Federal spokesperson Dr. Leroy WALKER - explains organization's ruling.] Similar situations in other sports described. [US Olympic Committee president Robert HELMICK - endorses IOC's new approach.] USSR and East Germany said approving reinstatement of Gault and Nehemiah.

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Lampley, Jim
Duration:
00:05:20

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