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    The International Amateur Athletic Federation (I.A.A.F.) announced on Tuesday (11 March) that it would not sanction track and field meetings to coincide with the Summer Olympic Games, due to take place in Moscow.

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    GV Hotel (2 shots)
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    CU IAAF President Adrian Paulen speaking in English
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    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 2): PAULEN: "1. The decision to move the Olympic Games lies exclusively with the International Olympic Committee. 2. The I.A.A.F. accepted responsibility for the technical control and supervision of the track and 'field events at the Olympic Games. 3. In conformity with the principles of the Olympic Charter, the I.A.A.F. has decided not to stage important track and field meetings that coincide with the staging of the Olympic Games and consequently when the Olympic Games take place, track and field events in a country not taking part in the Olympic Games will not be sanctioned by the I.A.A.F. That's it."





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    SPORT: ATHLETICS
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    Background: The International Amateur Athletic Federation (I.A.A.F.) announced on Tuesday (11 March) that it would not sanction track and field meetings to coincide with the Summer Olympic Games, due to take place in Moscow. The decision announced at the end of a two-day Council meeting in Paris was aimed at preventing the United States, or any other country that may boycott the Olympics if they are held in Moscow, from staging simultaneous track and field meetings. According to I.A.A.F. President Adrian Paulen the United States had approached the Federation about the possibility of organising an alternative athletics meeting.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5C2YLVNX14QTNUH11UKDDZ93S
    Media URN:
    VLVA5C2YLVNX14QTNUH11UKDDZ93S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1980
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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