ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 1978
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(Studio) House committee vote on bill to give United States Olympic Committee greater role in coordinating Olympic sports in United States noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) Report on different approach to upgrading of Olympic sport in US, based on computer technology. United States Olympic Sports. Med. Committee member Gideon Ariel's conversion of slow motion film shots into computer programs that show areas of needed improvement in athletes' techniques outlined. Numerous 1976 Montreal Olympic wins by USSR , Romania and East Germany noted; films shown. 1976 gold medal won by US discus thrower Mac Wilkins after using Ariel's system reported [ARIEL - discusses system; notes application of techniques devised by Sir Isaac Newton.] Use of Ariel's system in United States women's volleyball team preparations in Colorado Springs, Colorado, cited.
REPORTER: Bob Brown
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