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    MOSCOW, USSR/PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

    The first-ever 'Friendship Games' opened in Moscow on August 17 with Eastern bloc athletes hoping to show the world what it missed by the Soviet-inspired boycott of the Los Angeles Olympics.

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    MOSCOW, AUGUST 17 (TSS)
    1. SV & GVs Soviet hammer thrower Yuri Sedykh performing winning throw. (3 SHOTS) 0.22
    PRAGUE, AUGUST 16 (CST)
    2. GV Winning javelin throw by East German Petra Felke. (3 SHOTS) 0.38
    3. GV PAN & SV Women's 400 metres won by East German Marita Koch. (2 SHOTS) 0.59
    4. GVs & SV Women's 100 metres won by East German Marlies Goehr. (3 SHOTS) 1.18
    5. GV PAN Women's 3000 metres won by Soviet Tatiana Kazankina. 1.29
    InitialsASG/JRS

    SPORT: ATHLETICS
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    Background: MOSCOW, USSR/PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

    The first-ever 'Friendship Games' opened in Moscow on August 17 with Eastern bloc athletes hoping to show the world what it missed by the Soviet-inspired boycott of the Los Angeles Olympics. The competition, stages with Olympic-style fanfare, were devised by Soviet and Eastern European sports chiefs as a showcase for their athletes after withdrawing from the Los Angeles Games. In the hammer throwing event, three Soviet athletes scored longer distances than the gold medallist in Los Angeles, with Yurk Sedykh winning the competition with a throw of 85.60 metres. More than 230 women athletes from 19 countries took part in another Eastern bloc events in Prague on August 16. East Germany's Petra Felke won the javelin competition with a throw of 73.30 metres and another East German, Marita Koch, won the 400 metres in a time of 48.16 seconds. Koch was favourite for the gold in this event at Los Angeles prior to the boycott. One of her compatriots, Marlies Goehr, powered to victory in the 100 metres clocking a time of 10.95 seconds. United States star Alice Brown, who won the gold at Los Angeles in the 4 x 100 metres relay, could only manage sixth position. The 1976 and 1980 Olympic champion in the three thousand metres, Tatiana Kazankina of the Soviet Union, raced to victory in her favourite event in a time of eight minutes 33.01 seconds, more than two seconds faster than the winning time in Los Angeles.

    Source: TSS/CST

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4RK4A8OYDT9RJR17MYVM3HBEE
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RK4A8OYDT9RJR17MYVM3HBEE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
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    N/A

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