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Winter Olympics / US #114028

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 22, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Calgary, Canada: Dick Schaap) Success of USSR athletes and lack of success by American team at Olympics reported; scenes shown of Soviet national anthem being played. [FAN - says United States should pull out of Olympics if it can't support team better.] Scenes shown from United States hockey loss. United States winners Eric Flaim and Brian Boitano noted; photos shown. [BOITANO - talks about US performers.] [US Olympic Committee president Robert HELMICK - says medals are not only important thing.] [US ski jumping coach Greg WINDSBERGER, FAN - say competition most important] Status of United States performers noted. [HELMICK - says American way is to use amateur athletes.] [FAN - talks about national pride.]

Jennings, Peter;
Schaap, Dick

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