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Olympic Games / Taiwan Controversy #247315

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1976
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(Studio) International Olympic Committee (IOC) hints that summer Olympic games may be cancelled if dispute with Canada over Taiwan's participation isn't settled. Canada and Olympic representatives to discuss issue Saturday Airline in Detroit refuses to fly Taiwan athletes to Canada.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Advance group not allowed entry into Canada. Canada doesn't have diplomatic relations with Taiwan and won't allow athletes to compete under banner of Republican of China. [Chief of Taiwan Olympic delegation Lawrence TING - says athletes morale, image of international Olympic movement, and Canadian government damaged. Authority of International Olympic Committee is at stake.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley (WJBK-TV)

(Boston, Massachusetts) Most Taiwan athletes go to Boston to train and wait results of negotiations. International Olympic Committee wants compromise with Canada.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Los Angeles, California) Some Taiwan athletes training in Los Angeles. Other cntrys. threaten to pull out of games if Taiwan banned from games.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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