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Moscow Boycotts #269849

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 11, 1980
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(Studio) United States Olympic committee member quoted with regard to tomorrow's vote on President Carter's proposed boycott of Moscow Summer Olympics.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Colorado Springs, Colorado) Committee delegates' response to Carter's pressure tactics noted [Delegates Robert SMITH, Robert HELMICK - comment.] Committee pres. Robert Kane said feeling that President's methods have caused backlash among delegates. [KANE - comments.] Choices faced by delegates outlined; arrival here of Vice President Walter Mondale to continue administration's lobbying efforts noted. Position of athletes and USSR dissident Alexander Ginzburg cited. [Delegates George HOWIE, Harold SUTTLE - comment.] Admin.'s need for favorable decision tomorrow to convince west Europe and Japan to join boycott mentioned; Mondale rptd addressing delegates prior to deliberations.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Shepard, Gary
Duration:
00:02:50

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