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(London: Brian Williams) Opening night for the London Olympics noted. A look back at the 1948 London Olympics and the recollections of some the athletes who were there presented; footage shown. [American basketball player Ray LUMP, British cyclist Tommy Godwin, British runner Sir Roger BANNISTER, American diver Sammy LEE- recall their experiences.] [“The Austerity Olympics” author Janie HAMPTON- says the Americans hadn’t expected to find bomb sites, holes in the roads, children without shoes.] [British high jumper Dorothy TYLER- recalls kissing Alice Coachman, the first African American gold medalist, on the cheek.] [COACHMAN – comments on returning to segregated Georgia.]
- Williams, Brian
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