The main question facing the International Olympic Committee executive board during its meeting in Nagoya, Japan will be who will be China's representative at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
GV EXTERIOR Castle Hotel, Nagoya with Olympic flags flying (2 SHOTS)
CLOSE SHOT Entrance to hotel and sign welcoming members to I.O.C. Executive board meeting
MV INTERIOR HOTEL President of I.O.C. Lord Killanin and other officials greet one another
MV Lord Killanin, CAMERA PANS TO INCLUDE Japanese Olympic President Shibata
GV INTERIOR HALL CAMERA PANS round delegates
LV Hall Lord Killanin rises to speak
CLOSE SHOT Lord Killanin addresses conference and says wants maximum number of athletes for Olympics
CLOSE SHOT Olympic symbol, camera pulls back to show delegates taking places for full meeting
CLOSE SHOT Lord Killanin talking to young lady
GV Committee members settle down for meeting
KILLANIN: "I can assure you that any discussions which we may have, especially during the next few days, will be aimed at endeavouring to have the maximum number of sportsmen from throughout the world eligible for competition in the Olympic Games should they reach that standard."
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Background: The main question facing the International Olympic Committee executive board during its meeting in Nagoya, Japan will be who will be China's representative at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Both the People's Republic and Taiwan have been lobbying, strongly, to have the question solved - in their respective favour.
SYNOPSIS: The People's Republic of China's representative at the talks has urged an early settlement to the problem of who will represent China in the Olympic movement.
The main aim of the meeting is to reach a final solution whereby both China and Taiwan can both compete in the 1980 Winter and Summer Olympic Games. Taiwan has so far held out against Olympic committee suggestions at easing the problem. Lord Killanin, the president of the IOC tried to alleviate some of the fears of the Taiwanese delegation.
Informed sources in Japan say that the IOC executive committee is expected to push for the participation of Peking in next year's Olympics despite Taiwan's protest.