• Short Summary

    Athletics -- and thee is growing controversy surrounding the future of this year's Asian games, due to be held in Bangkok, Thailand in December.

  • Description

    Athletics -- and thee is growing controversy surrounding the future of this year's Asian games, due to be held in Bangkok, Thailand in December. The trouble stems from the Asian Games Organising Committee's decision, last month, to ban Israeli athletes from the games for security reasons. The decision has been criticised by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) who have now informed their Asian members that if they participate in the games without Israel they face possible international suspension from athletics meetings. If implemented, that suspension could affect the next Olympic games -- due to be held in Moscow in 1980. John Holt, the Secretary General of the (IAAF) told Visnews reporter Nicholas Jennings, what his organisation thought of the Asian Games Organising Committee's decision.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4070VMHHJ058T6H2ZEOSX6RV2
    Media URN:
    VLVA4070VMHHJ058T6H2ZEOSX6RV2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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