• Short Summary

    The international Olympic Committee Executive (I.O.C.) is this week (21-23 April) meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, for more talks on the Summer Olympics in Moscow.

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    GV PAN: Port t Hyeres
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    GV: People standing on quay
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    GV AND CU Yachts with sails drying and CU ZOOM OUT TO GV (2 shots)
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    GV: Rodney Pattisson and crewman working on mast and SV his yacht, Pattisson and crewman stepping mast. (4 shots)
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    GV: Team members from Soviet Union outside yacht club with banner 'Y.C.H. avce??? le concourse de Port la Gavine.
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    GV: Committee boat leaving harbour followed by yacht (2 shots)
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    SV: Black protest flag flying from launch
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    GV: Committee boat leaving harbour followed by yacht (2 shots)
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    GV: Race fleet leaving harbour to begin a race
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    The class winners were: Star class: Valentin Menkin, U.S.S.R.; Tornadoes: Viktor Potipov, U.S.S.R.; 470s: Alain Chourgnoz, France; Finns: Joachim Blanco, Spain; Solings: Willy Kuhweide, W. Germany; and Flying Dutchmen: Terry McLaughlin of Canada.





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    SPORT: YACHTING

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    Background: The international Olympic Committee Executive (I.O.C.) is this week (21-23 April) meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, for more talks on the Summer Olympics in Moscow. The nine-member executive board is holding talks with international sports federations, the Moscow organising committee and some national olympic committees that have asked to meet the board. The IOC has rejected efforts by the United States to have the games moved, postponed, cancelled or boycotted, and pre-Olympic events, including a yachting regatta, have been held as planned. The yachting events have been held in the south of France.

    SYNOPSIS: By Saturday (19 April) weather conditions had eased at Hyeres. Gales had halted competition for all but the larger craft. Around three hundred crews from 27 nations are taking part. On the quay, the yachts that had competed took the first opportunity to dry their sails before racing in light conditions. While competition has been intense, crews have also been concerned about the future of the Olympic yachting events at Tallinn.

    England's three-time Olympic medallist Rodney Pattisson with his Flying Dutchman has been finishing behind the winners but he has been taking a leading role in the campaign against the Soviet Union. Britains Olympic yachtsmen have decided not to attend the Olympics, and Pattisson has organised support for the protest against the Soviet Union's role in Afghanistan. He says the Afghan question is above politics, and he called on yachtsmen to display black pennants on their craft.

    The Soviet Union is well represented at the regatta, and they have been well placed in their races. Moscow has been hoping for little international support for the boycott.

    But several crews and some of the support boats have heeded the call to display the black signal flags. The campaign organisers have called on the teams that go to Tallinn to wear the pennants during the Olympic races to show their disapproval of Soviet policies.

    At the end of competition the Soviet Union had won the Star and Tornado classes, France the 470 class, Spain the Finn class, West Germany took the Soling events and Canada the Flying Dutchman class.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2M1IFRFLZOU1E363LIXEWQYDV
    Media URN:
    VLVA2M1IFRFLZOU1E363LIXEWQYDV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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