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1976 Olympics / Taiwan #246959

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 1976
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(Studio) Taiwan withdraws from 1976 Summer Olympics because Canada bans their using Republican of China name.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Montreal, Canada) International Olympic Committee agrees with Canada that Taiwan could march under its flag and sing their national anthem but not call selves Republican of China. [Taiwan Olympic committee Lawrence TING - regrets there is no alternate except for withdrawal.] [Premier Pierre Elliott TRUDEAU - says International Olympic Committee knew about problem with Taiwan year ago. Taiwan called self Formosa in 1960 Olympics. There wouldn't be pols. at Olympics if athletes didn't representative their cntrys.]
REPORTER: Steve Young

Cronkite, Walter;
Young, Steve

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