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1976 Olympics / Boycott / Cheating #246995

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 1976
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(Studio) International Olympic Committee decides not to impose sanctions on boycotting cntrys.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Montreal, Canada) Maintenance team hauls down flags of cntrys. no longer participating in 1976 Olympics. Boycotters include: Zambia, Uganda, Congo, Iraq, Togo, Libya, Swaziland and Ghana. Nearly 30 cntrys. have withdrawn. Many black athletes want to stay. [Kenya 800-meter runner Samwel KILKURGAT - disapptd. because he was ready to compete.] [Zambia boxing manager John COKER - says he's shattered.] Almost all of African ntns. have withdrawn.
REPORTER: Steve Young

(Studio) Soviet fencer expelled because his duelling foil was wired to indicate scoring without touching opponent.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Young, Steve

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