NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 09, 1984
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(Studio) USSR reported accusing United States of making life difficult for Olympic athletes.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Los Angeles, California) Tass allegations that United States is violating Olympic charter, specifically by allegedly encouraging Ban the Soviets organization, and State Department's response examined. [Department spokesperson John HUGHES - defs. freedom of speech for such groups.] Anti-USSR orgs. in question recalled appearing when Korean airliner was downed, staging demonstrations since whenever Soviet Olympic officials visited Los Angeles. Visa recalled denied for Soviet Olympic official Oleg Yermishkin due to Department's belief that he is KGB agent. [US Olympic Committee pres. William SIMON - is ready for games.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer
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