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Olympic Games / Cuban Athletes / Defections #408745

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 15, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Mark Morgan) The threat of further defections from the Cuban Olympic squad examined; scenes shown of the athletes arriving for the games while the defection of two boxers and baseball pitcher Rolando Arrojo is reviewed. [Cuban sport vice president Alberto JUANTORENA; Cuban baseball coach Jorge FUENTAR (thru translator) - comment on the Cuban team.] The deep Cuban talent pool outlined.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with sports agent Joe Cubas about further defections from the Cuban team. [CUBAS - says he has spoken to many Cuban athletes and would assist them if any decide to defect; reviews the security measures around the athletes; explains the difficulty of reuniting the athletes with their families once they decide to leave Cuba for freedom.]

Morgan, Mark;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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