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    SOUTH AFRICA IS STILL BARRED FROM COMPETING IN THIS YEAR'S TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES. THE INTERNATIONAL?

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    SOUTH AFRICA IS STILL BARRED FROM COMPETING IN THIS YEAR'S TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES. THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPICS COMMITTEE LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) CONFIRMED SOUTH AFRICA'S SUSPENSION.

    A MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE IN INNSBRUCK DECIDED THAT THE ORIGINAL INVITATION TO SOUTH AFRICA TO COMPETE REMAINS WITHDRAWN. THE DECISION WAS ANNOUNCED BY MR. AVERY BRUNDAGE, PRESIDENT OF THE I.O.C., AT A PRESS CONFERENCE.

    I.O.C. MEMBERS YESTERDAY PASSED A RESOLUTION SAYING SOUTH AFRICA HAD NOT YET MET THE REQUIREMENTS DEMANDED AT LAST OCTOBER'S BADEN BADEN (WEST GERMANY) CONGRESS.

    AT THIS MEETING, SOUTH AFRICA'S OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION WAS TOLD TO GET FROM ITS GOVERNMENT A CHANGE OF POLICY "REGARDING COLOUR DISCRIMINATION IN SPORT".

    BUT SAID MR. BRUNDAGE LAST NIGHT, "THE DOOR IS NOT COMPLETELY SLAMMED". HE SAID SOUTH AFRICA WOULD STILL BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE, BUT ONLY IF "WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS COLLECTIVELY, CLEARLY AND PUBLICLY" DISSOCIATED THEMSELVES FROM THEIR GOVERNMENT'S RACIAL POLICY REGARDING SPORT.

    THERE WAS SWIFT REACTION FROM SOUTH AFRICA. IN JOHANNESBURG, MR. REG HONEY, A SOUTH AFRICAN MEMBER OF THE I.O.C., CONDEMNED THE COMMITTEE FOR ITS "IMPUDENT REQUEST TO SOUTH AFRICAN SPORTSMEN TO PUBLICLY DENOUNCE THE GOVERNMENT," AND MR. ARTHUR FOSTER, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN OLYMPIC GAMES ASSOCIATION, SAID: "THE I.O.C. HAS CAPITULATED BEFORE THE AFRO-AS AN BLOCK."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4EKB3J4QC4VH28CE9DNQHUZ8T
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EKB3J4QC4VH28CE9DNQHUZ8T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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