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US-USSR Relations / Missiles In Europe, MX, Olympic Boycott #89900

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 14, 1984
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(Studio) USSR plans for missiles in E. Europe said in response to deployment of United States missiles in West Europe.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Arrival of Olympic torch at White House featured; films shown. [President REAGAN - notes instructions to federal and state officials to insure safety of all Olympic participants.] President's response to USSR rationale for boycotting summer games noted. [REAGAN - claims Soviet accusations are totally false.] His continued lobbying for MX missile product outlined. [REAGAN - denies responsibility for worsening United States-USSR relations; considers possible consequence of Soviet efforts to influence United States elecs.] Probability that USSR efforts to discredit Reagan will backfire explained.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Soviet bloc ntns. mentioned possibly staging own summer games.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Los Angeles, California) USSR sports minister Marat Gramov reported accusing United States of launching anti-Soviet campaign [GRAMOV - (thru translator) claims political ambitions of White House have been placed higher than Olympic ideals.] Gramov said also alleging Reagan administration is supporting plots to kidnap athletes and to use mind-altering drugs on them to compel athletes to defect. [Los Angeles Olympic committee president Peter UEBERROTH - considers Gramov's accusations an insult.] [Czech discuss thrower Imrich BUGAR - (thru translator) feels safe in Los Angeles.]
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary

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