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Olympics / United States Athletes #113831

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's opening of Winter Olympics previewed. Report introduced.

(Calgary, Canada: Dick Schaap) Performances of Americans in Winter Olympics in past recalled; scenes shown of speed skater Eric Heiden, 1980 hockey team, figure skater Scott Hamilton. [USOC executive director Baaron PITTENGER - expects winning of medals, but few gold medals.] Single gold medal win in 1968 by skater Peggy Fleming recalled. Reasons for US' lack of dominance in Winter Olympics detailed; skater Debi Thomas mentioned. [US luger Bonny WARNER - talks about East Germany's athletes.] Expected performances of figure skaters Thomas, Brian Boitano and speed skaters noted. [US speed skater Jeff KAIBER - comments.] [US skier Debbie ARMSTRONG - comments.] [US biathlete Josh THOMPSON - explains training.]

Jennings, Peter;
Schaap, Dick

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