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Olympic Games / Iraqi Defection #409132

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996
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(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Report in Britain of the defection at the Olympic Games of Iraqi weight lifter Raed Ahmed noted.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Studio: Paul Crane) Results at the Olympic Games reviewed, including the withdrawal of record-holding pole vaulter Sergei Bubka, the qualifying 200 meter run for Michael Johnson, Dan O'Brien's lead in the decathlon and the women's semi-final tennis results. The question of whether Carl Lewis would be added to the United States 400 meter relay team noted. [US track head coach Erv HUNT - comments.] The performance by Antiguan kayaker Heidi Lehrer, who was injured in a bus accident, noted.

Crane, Paul;
Sweeney, Fionnuala;
Woodruff, Judy

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