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Olympic Games / Iraqi Soccer Team #763176

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Athens: Brian Williams) Events at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, reviewed; details given about an earthquake centered in the Aegean Sea, the withdrawal of US athlete Tom Pappas from the decathlon, and the increase in ticket sales; photos & scenes shown.

(Thessaloniki, Greece: Richard Engel) The wish of many Iraqi soccer players not to return to Iraq after the Olympics featured; scenes shown of their game against Paraguay, which they lost, and of Iraqi fans; details given of offers for Iraqi players to join professional European teams. [Former coach Bernd STANGE††- says he is sure the players will leave.]

(Athens: Brian Williams) The day’s results reviewed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard

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