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Olympic Problems #466101

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 10, 1972
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(Studio) Apart from terrorism at Olympics, games have been marred by bad officiating and questionable decision making. Boxing judges had to be replaced. International Olympic Committee banned 2 United States runners who didn't stand at attention during "Star Spangled Banner". In basketball final between United States and USSR , confusion prevails.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Munich, West Germany) With 3 seconds to play, United States takes lead. Officials halt game due to confusion, using 2 seconds. Game ends. United States wins. 3 seconds restored to Russians. They score to win. Basketball appeals jury says Russian victory stands. [US basketball team manager Herbert MOLS - protests decision.] [Basketball judge Ference HEPP - says it was referee's decision.] [US Olympic official William SUMMERS - says United States will not be present to receive silver medal. United States is entitled to gold.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Hager, Robert;
Utley, Garrick

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