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Summer Olympics / Boycotts #537006

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 13, 1984
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(Studio) Afghanistan reported joining Soviet-bloc boycott of Los Angeles summer Olympics; USSR invasion of Afghanistan recalled used as basis of Jimmy Carter's 1980 boycott of Moscow Olympics.

(Erfurt, East Germany) Reaction of USSR track team to boycott, include remark made by Soviet competitor Marlies Gohr about United States peer Evelyn Ashford, examined; films shown. Utto Byer's assessment of security in United States during his last visit and complaints of cheeseburger's quality noted; Martina Opitz' fear of violence in Los Angeles outlined.
REPORTER: Paul Miller

(Studio) Soviet sportswriter's article claiming anti-Soviet activities have been planned for Olympics by Reagan administration quoted.

(DC) Risk involved in USSR attack of President Reagan in election year noted; Konstantin Chernenko's apparent propaganda offensive against Reagan examined. Films shown. [Courtesy CBS "Face the Nation", USSR expert on United States affairs Georgi ARBATOV - denies Kremlin is attempting to influence United States elecs.] [Courtesy "Meet the Press", national security adviser Robert McFARLANE - denounces USSR refusal to deal with Reagan.] Current status of US-USSR negotiations on arms control noted; Cuban missile crisis mentioned. [Carnegie Institute Soviet expert Dmitri SIMES - feels Reagan administration is doing poor job in working with USSR .] Administration's defensive posture described.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Hart, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Miller, Paul

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