NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1972
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(Studio) Black African countries boycott Olympics due to participation of Rhodesia (which has a white supremacy government). Some Americans may also walk out.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Kempten, West Germany) Americans, West Indians, and South Americans join pullout at preliminary races. [US Olympic team, Wayne COLLETT - says reporter knows why American athletes are boycotting games: Rhodesians are present.] [Rhodesian Olympic team, Nigel HODDER - disappointed in action of fellow athletes.] [US Olympic team Jeff BANNISTER - says it was their decision not to run, he chooses to run because he feels games shouldn't be used as a political tool.] [US team, Dave ROBERTS - thinks action is stupid. They're only hurting themselves.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager
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