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Summer Olympics #538330

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 28, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Los Angeles, California) Libya reported joining USSR boycott of summer Olympics after State Department denied visas to purported Libyan journalists; President Reagan's arrival in preparation for opening ceremonies tonight noted. [REAGAN - encourages athletes; quotes line from "Knute Rockne: All American", in which he portrayed football player George Gipp.] Reagan mentioned beginning lengthy vacation during which he will consider lifting sanctions against Poland and prepare for upcoming Republican convention
REPORTER: Emery King

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Moscow, USSR ) USSR 's alleged rationale for boycotting Olympics reviewed; Soviet media's portrayal of Los Angeles examined. Scenes from USSR TV, political cartoons shown, discussed. [MAN - (thru translator) supports government's concern for security] 1980 United States boycott of Moscow games recalled.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

Chung, Connie;
King, Emery;
Mallory, Steve

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