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Olympics Dispute / United States Position / Security #246912

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 14, 1976
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(Studio) United States Olympic representatives threaten United States withdrawal from Olympics if Taiwan can't participate. President Ford believes there could be more trouble at 1980 Olympics in Moscow if Taiwan excluded now. International Olympic Committee tries to resolve issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Montreal, Canada) At Queen Elizabeth Hotel, International Olympic Committee officials meet re: dispute. United States Olympic committee meets with regard to dispute. United States Olympic committee head, Philip Krumm, says United States may pull out of games if Taiwan doesn't participate. Bulk of American team arrives and works out. [ATHLETE - says pullout would be disappointed] [2nd ATHLETE - says will continue training as though United States will participate.] [3rd ATHLETE - says we're here to race, not for pols.] Security is tight in Montreal. Concern exists over reports of 14 stolen police uniforms with high-level security credentials. Police deny reports Security especially tight at Olympic Village.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Cronkite, Walter;
Young, Steve

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