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Summer Olympics / Boycott #296858

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 10, 1984
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(Studio) East Germany reported joining USSR in boycotting summer Olympics.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Implications of growing boycott for level of competition at summer games examined; films shown. [E. German ANNOUNCER - (in German) reports government's decision.] No. medals won by USSR , East Germany and Bulgaria in 1980 Moscow Olympics, boycotted by United States and other West ntns., listed on screen. ["Los Angeles Times" sports editor Bill DWYRE - anticipates pervasive effect of spreading boycott.] Implications for specific events considered. [US coach Dick SMITH - acknowledges disappointment.] [Los Angeles Olympic committee president Peter UEBERROTH - hopes USSR will change position.]

(Studio) Jesse Jackson's meeting today with USSR ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin to discuss boycott reported; films shown, details given. His self-appointed mission to Syria recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Dow, David;
Rather, Dan

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