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Summer Olympics #538582

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 11, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Los Angeles, California) Contd. controversy over Mary Decker's fall in yesterday's Olympic race with Zola Budd and accusations against each examined; films shown courtesy ABC Sports. Budd's idolization of Decker as adolescent noted. Maricica Puica noted winning race. [Olympic OFFICIAL - announces Budd's disqualification. Her later reinstatement noted; Decker's friend Richard Slaney mentioned, shown. [DECKER - blames Budd for fall; exonerates herself of any blame.] [British team manager Nick WHITEHEAD - blames Decker.] Videotape showing Decker causing fall and tripping Budd shown, narrated. [PUICA - (thru translator) blames Decker.] [DECKER - is frustrated.]
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) United States boxers' wins today and Carl Lewis' effort tonight to match Jesse Owens medal record noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Chung, Connie;
Lewis, George

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