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    Mr. Willy Daume, the President of the Organising Committee for the 1972 Olympic Games, presented?

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    Mr. Willy Daume, the President of the Organising Committee for the 1972 Olympic Games, presented formally official invitations for the Games to six west African Nations on Thursday (26 November) in Dakar. Olympic representatives from Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Mauritania were there to receive their invitations.

    Also present at the invitation ceremony was M. Jean-Claude Ganga, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Sports Council for Africa. West Germany is giving aid to these six countries for their Olympic preparations.

    Before giving out the invitations, Mr. Daume explained to the representatives a model of the Olympic City -- the Oberwiesenfeld Olympic area -- which is being build to the north of Munich. Twelve thousand competitors will be accommodated in the Olympic village almost within a javelin throw of the main stadiums.

    The preparations for the building operation began in 1967. The main stadium, capable of seating 80,000, is well under constructions. It will be flanked by a sports place, swimming pool, and several other stadiums.

    All will be elaborate steel and concrete constructions, roofed with translucent material in tent-like nomadic designs that will completed television tower, which has a revolving restaurant.

    An underground railway system is under construction which will be able to transport 125,000 people per hour between the city centre and the Olympic City. The overall cost of the preparations has been estimated at GBP82 million sterling.

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