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US-USSR Relations / Olympics #296819

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 09, 1984
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(Studio) USSR reported calling for emergency meeting of International Olympic Committee, chging. US with violating Olympic charter.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Los Angeles, California) Possibility of USSR boycott of summer Olympics and implications of latest barrage of Soviet allegations against United States examined. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - defs. US.] State Department's refusal to issue visa to alleged KGB agent Oleg Yermishkin, designated by USSR as Olympic official, recalled; photograph shown. USSR criticism of Ban the Soviets coalition's plans to recruit defectors and organization demonstrations during summer Olympics noted. [Ban the Soviets spokesperson David BALSIGER - explains organization's goals.] Basis of USSR allegations that United States is violating Olympic Committee charter discussed. [US Olympic Committee spokesperson William SIMON - notes USSR places same requirements on visiting United States athletes.] [Los Angeles Olympics spokesperson Peter UEBERROTH - would like unity.] USSR said making decision on participating in games next month
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Schieffer, Bob

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