China has been readmitted to the Olympic movement -- twenty-one years after its withdrawal. After?
LV INTERIOR Lord Killanin presiding over International Olympic Committee meeting in Montevideo (2 shots)
SV PAN Members of the IOC at conference table (2 shots)
SV Lord killanin
SV PAN members of Olympic Committee
CU Lord Killanin making statement at news conference
LORD KILLANIN: The eighty-first IOC annual meeting in Montevideo received representations from Peking and Taipei with the aim of enabling all Chinese youth to participate in the Olympic Games. As a result of the above, in the Olympic spirit, an important provision of its charter, the IOC resolved to recognise the Chinese Olympic Committee located in Peking, and to give the same recognition to the Chinese Olympic Committee located in Taipei. The Chinese Olympic Committee based in Peking said they would sit down, round the table with the people of Taiwan, Taipei, Republic of China, whatever you would like to call it. And we did not get a direct answer from the other side on that matter, and this, we now, we hope to continue to consult, by the executive, to find a solution. And if it is necessary the executive have asked to delay asking the Republic of China, and we will have to have a discussion with them -- either jointly or separately -- and the whole object I hope is to keep the door open as tremendous progress has been made.
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Background: China has been readmitted to the Olympic movement -- twenty-one years after its withdrawal. After a lengthy debate, the eighty-first annual session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted by thirty-six to twenty-eight to readmit China.a But the committee -- meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay -- unexpectedly also maintained its recognition of Taiwan -- despite a demand from China for its expulsion.
SYNOPSIS: IOC President, Lord Killanin, presided over the meeting which agreed to the compromise formula of recognising the Chinese Olympic Committee in Peking and to maintain recognition of the Chinese Olympic Committee in Taipei.
The Chinese told the committee they no longer objected to Taiwan taking part separately in the Olympic Games while not renouncing their claim that Taiwan was a Chinese province.e Lord Killanin told a news conference that negotiations would continue to settle all outstanding points.