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South Africa / Sports / International Competition #321103

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 01, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(Johannesburg, South Africa, R: Martha Teichner) Status of South African athletes, both black and white, because of international sanctions against nation due to its apartheid policies featured. Boxing match for American fighter Mike Weaver in Roodesport, South Africa, noted.; details given, scenes shown. [WEAVER - says situation here won't change if athletes don't come over.] Efforts by South Africa to attract international sports competitors because of international sanctions against South Africa examined. [Albuquerque, New Mexico, gymnastics coach Ed BIRCH - explains receiving death threats for taking high school team to South Africa.] [S. AFRICANS - call sanctions against country unfair.] Dilemma facing black South African athletes detailed; scenes shown, athletes named.

Spencer, Susan;
Teichner, Martha

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