The outgoing President of the International Olympic Committee, 84-year-old Avery Brundage of the United States, announced his successor in Munich on Wednesday (August 23).
The outgoing President of the International Olympic Committee, 84-year-old Avery Brundage of the United States, announced his successor in Munich on Wednesday (August 23). And while introducing Lord Killanin, a 58-year-old Irish peer who was born in England, Mr. Brundage repeated his unhappiness at the I.O.C.'s decision the previous day to exclude Rhodesia from the Olympic Games, due to begin in Munich on Saturday (August 26).
Lord Killanin, who will take over from Mr. Brundage after the Munich Games, also warned about the incursion of politics into sport--but said he had hopes for the future of the Games because he was "an optimist".
This telerecording, taken from British Broadcasting coverage transmitted through the Eurovision news network, contains a voiced link by reporter Ronald Allison between Mr. Brundage's introduction of his successor, and an interview he held with Lord Killanin who warned about politics and sport. A transcript of all the speech on film appears below. Subscribers will have to script a reader to camers introduction to the film commentary, as the film goes straight into sound-on-film speech.