• Short Summary

    With the Sapporo Winter Olympics over, and the dust beginning to settle on the row over the disqualification of Austrian skiing ace Karl Schranz, International Olympic Commiittee chairman Avery Brundage spoke to newsmen at Tokyo Press Club about the problems of "Shamateurism" in the context of the forthcoming Munich Olympics.

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    GV PAN Audience
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    2.
    CU Brundage speaks (SOF)
    1.57


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: BRUNDAGE: "The programme of events for Munich has been settled long ago and will be carried out according to that schedule. We are taking steps to try to anticipate any difficulties such as we had here at Sapporo. We have an eligibility committee that is investigating all complaints and we're bringing them to the respective national Olympic committees and we hope there will be no other recurrence of events a that happened here. The entry blanks for the Olympic Games contain three signatures. The signature of the competitor himself, the signature of his national Olympic Committee- all certifying that he complies with Olympic regulations. This was one of my complaints here. We had from the peace (?), unofficially privately the statement that none of their important alpine skiers...that none of them had not violated the Olympic rules. We had a great deal of evidence to that effect. And we couldn't disqualify thirty of forty skiers and ruin the Games over which our Japanese friends had spent so much time and money. We hope there will be no similar occurrences at Munich".



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    OUT: "....at Munich".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: With the Sapporo Winter Olympics over, and the dust beginning to settle on the row over the disqualification of Austrian skiing ace Karl Schranz, International Olympic Commiittee chairman Avery Brundage spoke to newsmen at Tokyo Press Club about the problems of "Shamateurism" in the context of the forthcoming Munich Olympics.

    SYNOPSIS: In Tokyo on Tuesday, Olympic President Avery Brundage told newsmen that officials were taking action to prevent controversy over athletes' professional status at the forthcoming Munich Olympics.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5C5TJRVV0TFHYGJLHYECDEIQY
    Media URN:
    VLVA5C5TJRVV0TFHYGJLHYECDEIQY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
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    N/A

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