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Britain / 1948 Olympic Games #1027544

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 27, 2012
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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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