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1976 Olympics / Disputes #489112

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 1976
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(Studio) 27 ntns. have withdrawn from 1976 Olympic Games. Black African cntrys. withdrew because New Zealand soccer [sic] team went on tour in South Africa.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Montreal, Canada) African boycott forces cancellation of 9 soccer games in preliminary round. [Supreme council sports in Africa Jean-Claude GANGA - explains boycott.] [Olympics box office Juan Paul BELZIL - notes how tickets for cancelled events will be refunded.] Olympic organizers to lose $250,000 on soccer cancellations. International Olympic Committee says no action will be taken against boycotters until next year's meeting
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

(Studio) Russian Boris Onischenko kicked out of Olympics for cheating in fencing match with British Jim Fox.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Taiwan athletes arrive home.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Taipei, Taiwan) 1500 athletic and youth groups and armed forces greet returned athletes. Bands play and banners hoisted. Canada castigated for being Communist tool. Taiwan team honored for upholding Olympic principle. Spokesperson says it's easier to stick to principle when winning medals not expected. Taiwan lost another international arena for claiming to be Republican of China.
REPORTER: Jack Hamann

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hamann, Jack;
McCarthy, Lee

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