President Ford visited the United States team for the Montreal Olympics at their training ground in New York States on Saturday (10 July).
GV Crowds gathered at plattsburgh, USA, watching President Ford throwing discus (2 shots)
SV Woman throwing javelin
SV Ford with U.S. athletes
SV High jumper training
SV Taiwan officials at Montreal airport (2 shots)
CU Taiwan spokesman speaking
SV Canadian government official Anddre Bissinet talking to newsmen
SV Canadian government official Glen Shortcliffe speaking
COCHRAN: "Although Mr. Ford is in good spirits here, he's worried that the Olympic Games in nearby Montreal may be postponed because of political controversy. Despite protest from Olympic officials, Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau refuses to allow the team from taiwan to appear under the banner of the Republic of China. U.S. officials hope Trudeau will back down. To make it easier for Trudeau to compromise, President Ford is not putting any public pressure on him."
TENG: "We apply for recognition and also we were recognised by the International Olympic committee under the name of Republic of China Olympic Committee."
REPORTER: "You will not accept another name.."
TENG: "We have the right to participate in games. We have also the obligation that we can participate only under other name designated by International Olympic Committee and nothing else."
SHORTCLIFFE: "Some interesting ideas have been raised in the course of the day today. We have made some positive noises about these ideas. They are under consideration in the executive committee now. We have not changed our ideas."
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Background: President Ford visited the United States team for the Montreal Olympics at their training ground in New York States on Saturday (10 July). His visit came at a time when there was still uncertainty over the future of the Games because of Canada's refusal to allow Taiwan to compete as the Republic of China.
SYNOPSIS: President Ford told the athletes they had the responsibility to help preserve the cause of peace. John Cochran of NBC News reports...
Meanwhile, two officials from the Taiwanese team arrived in Montreal on Friday night. They were to put their case for participation to the International Olympic Committee. Delegation head, Lawrence Tong talked to newsmen at the airport.
Canadian government officials held talks with the ISO on Saturday. Government spokesman Glen Shortcliffe talked to newsmen after the meeting.