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Thorpe / Olympic Medals #286459

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 18, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) International Olympic Committee reported reinstating Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals won in 1912 games and later taken away due to his alleged violation of amateur status when a youth; background to situation recalled. Film shown, courtesy NBC Sports. [Charlotte THORPE - notes her commitment to regaining father's medals.] San Francisco 49ers football player Renaldo Nehemiah's efforts to get permission from International Olympic Committee to enter Olympics as track and field competitor noted supported by United States Olympic Committee president William Simon. [SIMON - calls for change in rules; mentions Wilt Chamberlain.] [Grace THORPE - notes ntl. effort at regaining medals.] [James Thorpe KASAKOWSKI - wants to emulate great-grandfather.] Thorpe's death recalled.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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