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Olympics Boycott / United States Athletes #66769

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 28, 1980
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(Studio) United States athletes noted in Washington, DC for ceremony honoring them by Congress and President Carter; dissatisfaction of many due to boycott of Moscow Olympics mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Steeplechaser Doug BROWN - criticizes boycott.] Efforts by Carter admin. to pacify Olympic athletes this week outlined; Commerce Secretary Philip Klutznick reported giving large sum to United States Olympic committee Details given of financial package. Medal ceremony on Wednesday noted. [Athlete Willie BANKS - comments.) Banks and other athletes said boycotting White House reception that follows medal ceremony as protest against President Carter and incring. government involvement in Olympic movement
REPORTER: George Strait

Reporter(s):
Reynolds, Frank;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:01:50

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