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Winter Olympics #64406

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1980
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(Studio) Lord Killanin, president of International Olympic Committee, reported arriving in Lake Placid, New York, tonight for winter games, beginning next Tuesday Summer Olympics in Moscow mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Lake Placid, New York) Arrival here of USSR delegation and their professed ignorance of President Carter's call for boycott of Moscow Olympics examined. [USSR committee head, Alexander MOSSIAKOV, (thru interpreter) Sergei PAVLOV - comment on controversy.] Advertising campaign by talk show host Lee Mandel aimed at USSR intervention in Afghanistan outlined; ad, in Russian, shown. Taiwan delegation said refused accreditation due to refusal to change flag and ntl anthem; China (PR) said being given appropriate credentials instead. Possibility of Taiwan athletes being allowed in Moscow Olympics due to situation outlined.

Brown, Bob;
Reynolds, Frank

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