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    With the start of the Moscow Olympics less than three months away, it's still not clear how many countries will be attending the Games.

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    GV EXTERIOR PAN: Exhibition Hall in Moscow, USSR.
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    SV: Chairman of the Olympic Organisation Mr Novikov walking past exhibition stands (right of picture)
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    SV TILT DOWN: Wella Stand with Olympic emblem and shampoo spray being demonstrated (2 shots)
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    SV: Customers buying clock with Olympic emblem on face
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    CU PULL BACK TO GV: Russian bear and belts with bear symbol on stand
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    SV: Woman looking at exhibition stand with T-shirts and bags with Olympic symbol PAN TO Olympic posters and more sportswear exhibits, including training shoes and man selling shoes. (4 shots)
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    SV PULL BACK TO GV PAN: Omega watches on stand and clocks built into racing drivers helmets. (2 shots)
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    Background: With the start of the Moscow Olympics less than three months away, it's still not clear how many countries will be attending the Games. But at least six governments have decided to boycott the Olympics because of the Soviet presence in Afghanistan. And now there could be a significant reduction in the amount of foreign currency the Soviet government expects to earn through the sales of Olympic souvenirs.

    SYNOPSIS: Last summer the government staged an exhibition of products manufactured for the Olympic Games - largely by Western nations. The exhibition, in Moscow's Sokolniki Park, showed goods from 28 countries ranging from perfumes the sportswear, and included a shampoo made by an American company. But now the United States has withdrawn from the Olympics, and sales of souvenirs could be affected seriously.

    In the United States many goods carrying the symbol of the 1980 Olympics have remained unsold. Their promoters, hoping to make a profit form the Games, have gone deeply into debt. On Souvenir manufacturer in Los Angeles has lost 40-million dollars (17 million pounds)
    The same problem could crop up in Moscow if there is a decline in the expected number of Olympic tourists. Thirty seven countries have yet to accept the Soviet Union's invitation to compete. A number of other, including the United State, China, Norway and Kenya have said they definitely won't be going. And the British and West German Governments are urging a boycott.

    The Moscow exhibition displayed products that could be sold as Olympic souvenirs -- if the tourists are there to buy them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2XPKLFX8L5965F97KF62YY5YZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XPKLFX8L5965F97KF62YY5YZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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