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Summer Olympics 1976 / Taiwan Issue #44730

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1976
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(Studio) International Olympic Committee has hinted summer Olympics may be cancelled because of dispute over team from Taiwan. Canada doesn't recognize Taiwan and refuses team entry into country. Two members allowed to fly to Montreal; others stay in Detroit and Boston.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Boston, Massachusetts) 25 Taiwanese Olympians arrive in Boston. Confusion surrounding issue apparent in circumstances of stay here: no definite plans re: place to stay or training site. Other team members scattered over country. Even Taiwan International Olympic Committee delegate Chang Tsu not sure of answers. [Team interpreter T.P. KUO - tells of situation with Canada. Says they hope Canadian government will give visas in near future.] They say they feel politics and game don't mix but don't know what to do about it. From airport, team goes to China (PR) consulate in Boston. Officials there refuse to discuss matter, so Taiwanese team remains nomadic.
REPORTER: Clark Booth (WCVB-TV newsfilm)

Reasoner, Harry

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