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Thorpe / Olympic Committee #74867

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 13, 1982
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(Studio) International Olympic Committee reported restoring Jim Thorpe's amateur status and returning his 1912 Olympic medals.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Background to Thorpe's loss of medals examined; photos, films shown. Burt Lancaster's portrayal of Thorpe in "Jim Thorpe: All-American" recalled; scenes shown courtesy Warner Brothers. [Representative Don BONKER - calls for restitution of Thorpe's medals.] [Son, Carl THORPE - reacts to today's news.]
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood

Reporter(s):
Greenwood, Bill;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:01:50

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