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Moscow Olympics #271778

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 18, 1980
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(Studio) Arrival of Olympic flame in Moscow today for tomorrow's opening of summer games reported; boycott due to USSR invasion of Afghanistan mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Moscow's preparations for Olympics outlined; films shown. US ambassador Thomas Watson and diplomats of other boycotting ntns. noted leaving town prior to games beginning. [International Olympic Committee president Lord KILLANIN - says that if American baseball and football had been in the games, the boycott would perhaps not have been called.] United States cowardice said one official explanation of United States athletes' absence; efforts by "Pravda" to cover event examined; USSR said censoring West German report recalling Soviet call for boycott of 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Details given re: slack in food shortages-during games.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Cronkite, Walter;
Young, Steve

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