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Winter Olympics #460665

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 30, 1972
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(Studio) Winter Olympics to open this week in Sapporo, Japan.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Sapporo, Japan) Japan sponsors winter festival with ice sculptures as prelude to Olympics. Controversy over amateur status in question because of advertising. [Olympics Committee Chairperson Avery BRUNDAGE - adamant about use of Olympics as business enterprise.] [Austria's ski team head, Heinz KLEEN - will pull entire team out of games if one is disqualified.] Skiers say they must train and therefore cannot have jobs. In order to have money, they must commercialize.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Studio) 1976 winter Olympics already generating own controversy. Supposed to be held in Colo., but residents there don't want them.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Evergreen, Colo.) Denver foothills have little snow; not appropriate site. [Denver Olympic committee , Robert PRINGLE - says one Colo. industry is tourism and Olympics would enhance it.] [State Representative, Richard LAMM - who once supported Olympics in Colo., says citizens no longer convinced that city growth is proper.] [Colo. lobbyist, Estelle BROWN - traveled to Sapporo to convince Olympic committee to hold 1976 games elsewhere.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Aspen, Colo.) Aspen Town Council favors Olympics, although many citizens oppose them.

Dancy, John;
Perkins, Jack;
Utley, Garrick

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