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Olympic Games / AIDS / Australia / Johnson #583264

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 23, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Earvin "Magic" Johnson's announcement that he will play in the NBA All-Stars game later this month and that he intends to participate in the Olympics reported. Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Diana Koricke) Australian Olympic basketball team physician's recommendation that the team avoid competing in games with Johnson because of the HIV infection risk featured. [Australian basketball PLAYER - talks about AIDS risk.] [Australian Olympic Federation Dr. Brian SANDO - makes recommendation.] [Los Angeles Lakers James WORTHY, retired Los Angeles Lakers Kareem ABDUL-JABBAR, AIDS expert Dr. Michael FUMENTO - comment on Australian recommendation.] NBA statement on the Australian recommendation quoted; scenes shown of 1988 Olympic basketball game between Americans and Australians, of Johnson shooting baskets.


Brokaw, Tom;
Koricke, Diana

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