• Short Summary

    TAIWAN'S DELEGATION TO THE WINTER GAMES WAS REFUSED ACCREDITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LAKE PLACID OLYMPICS ON TUESDAY WHEN IT INSISTED ON REGISTERING AS THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA. THE SEVEN MEN MEMBER GROUP AND ITS IOC REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL LEE WERE GIVEN A POLITE WELCOME BUT FIRM REFUSAL WHEN THEY ATTEMPTED TO CHALLENGE THE IOC RULING WHICH RECOGNIZES ONLY THE PRC AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF CHINA.LEE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THE BAN AGAINST HIS COUNTRY WAS COUNTRY TO THE OLYMPIC CHARTER AND A VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT. LEADING HIS CONTINGENT FROM THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE, FROM WHICH IS HAS BEEN BARRED, LEE INDICATED HE HAS NOT ABANDONED HIS CHALLENGE OF THE IOC RULING. THE TEAM APPARENTLY INTENDS TO REMAIN AT LAKE PLACID THROUGH THE GAMES.

  • Description

    TEAM ARRIVING, ENTERING CREDENTIALS OFFICE, SHAKING HANDS WITH OFFICIALS BEING RETURNED CREDENTIALS LEE COMMENTING AS NOTED, GROUP RETURNS TO CARS.





    Initials



    SPORT: OLYMPICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TAIWAN'S DELEGATION TO THE WINTER GAMES WAS REFUSED ACCREDITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LAKE PLACID OLYMPICS ON TUESDAY WHEN IT INSISTED ON REGISTERING AS THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA. THE SEVEN MEN MEMBER GROUP AND ITS IOC REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL LEE WERE GIVEN A POLITE WELCOME BUT FIRM REFUSAL WHEN THEY ATTEMPTED TO CHALLENGE THE IOC RULING WHICH RECOGNIZES ONLY THE PRC AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF CHINA.LEE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THE BAN AGAINST HIS COUNTRY WAS COUNTRY TO THE OLYMPIC CHARTER AND A VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT. LEADING HIS CONTINGENT FROM THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE, FROM WHICH IS HAS BEEN BARRED, LEE INDICATED HE HAS NOT ABANDONED HIS CHALLENGE OF THE IOC RULING. THE TEAM APPARENTLY INTENDS TO REMAIN AT LAKE PLACID THROUGH THE GAMES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACQTEPPEV434LL86O18SAQ7753
    Media URN:
    VLVACQTEPPEV434LL86O18SAQ7753
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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