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Olympic Boycott #269862

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 12, 1980
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(Studio) USOC decision not to send team to Moscow Olympic games announced.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Colorado Springs, Colorado) Vote favoring boycott cited. [Vice-President Walter MONDALE - describes USOC vote on boycott as a test of United States will in face of Afghanistan crisis.] Sacrifices by farmers, athletes and businessmen noted. Promise of federal financial aid to USOC mentioned. [USOC President Robert KANE - gives result of boycott vote.] Final resolution cited and possibility that USOC position could change, if President Carter's position was changed, noted.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(Studio) Statements by Carter administration spokesperson Jody Powell re; Olympic boycott given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Schieffer, Bob;
Shepard, Gary

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