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    The Quebec Minister in charge of the Olympics Installations Board, Mr. Victor Goldbloom, is to?

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    GV PAN Partly completed Olympic site with Goldbloom. (3 shots)

    CU Goldbloom speaking.

    "Today as well leave for Innsbruck, where Ambassador Roget Roussea, on behalf of (indistinct) and myself on behalf of the Olympic Installations Board, will report to the International Olympic Committee, I am able to state that as long as we have a continuing co-operation of everyone concerned, and this is a vital point, we expect to be able to provide a stadium and a swimming pool which will be ready for the holding of the Games. I have just said that the stadium will be ready, I have not indicated that it will be complete. In fact, for these last ten weeks it has, I think, been clear that it would not be complete. But it will be sufficiently ready for the holding of the Games. We shall complete it afterwards. Completing it afterwards we'll return to a normal work week, a week of five days, which leaves Saturday and Sunday free. And because Saturday and Sunday will be free, I am able to announce today that we have taken a decision and concluded an agreement with the Montreal Allouette in virtue of which the last five games of the regular season will be played in the Olympic stadium after the Games are over."

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    This film is serviced with a sound extract of Mr. Goldbloom speaking to newsmen, a transcription of which appears overleaf.

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    Background: The Quebec Minister in charge of the Olympics Installations Board, Mr. Victor Goldbloom, is to recommend that the 1976 Olympic Games go ahead in Montreal.

    Speaking shortly before he left for the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck on wednesday (28 January, 1976), he said the main stadium would be ready, but incomplete for the opening on 7 July.

    He said the stadium would be completed after the Games were over and some of the vital components-like seats- would be temporary installations.

    Mr. Goldbloom went to great lengths to stress that while the stadium and swimming pool might not be completed, they would be ready for use by athletes.

    Mr. Goldbloom is to meet officials of the International Olympic Committee in Innsbruck this weekend. He will give them details of exactly what parts of the strike-plagued site will be finished.

    SYNOPSIS: Olympic officials in Montreal, Canada, are to recommend to the International Olympic Committee that the city should be allowed to hold the Games. Shortly before leaving for the Winter Olympics at Innsbruck in Austria, the Minister in Charge of the Installations Board, Victor Goldbloom, told reporters that the main stadium would be ready, but incomplete for the Games opening on the seventh of July this year.

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