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South Africa / Budd #115498

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 10, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(London, England: Jim Hickey) Return of controversial runner Zola Budd to home in South Africa reported; scenes shown. [BUDD - says she is here to recover from nervous exhaustion.] Scenes shown of Budd running in January 5, 1984, race and in 1984 Olympics. Review of Budd's decision to become citizen of Great Britain because of international ban on athletes from South Africa due to apartheid detailed. Budd's collision with Mary Decker in Olympic race noted. Accusations by International Amateur Athletic Federal that Budd took part in racing events in South Africa reported [Non-racial Olympic Committee spokesperson Sam. RAMSAMY - comments.] [BUDD - says it's unfair to blame South Africa's problems on her.] Analysis of pols. of Budd's situation examined.

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter

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