• Short Summary

    The President of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA) has reaffirmed that the organisation will not compete against countries who maintain sporting relations with South Africa.

  • Description

    The President of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA) has reaffirmed that the organisation will not compete against countries who maintain sporting relations with South Africa.

    Mr. Abraham Ordia was speaking at the opening of the council's executive committee meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday (27 April). He said the SCSA would implement the decision taken at the general assembly last year.

    He called New Zealand the "arch enemy" in the council's struggle against apartheid. Mr. Ordia also listed Austria, Britain, Canada, Chile, France, Holland Israel, Italy, the United States and West Germany as being among the countries whose sportsmen were hampering the SCSA's battle against racial segregation.

    Mr. Ordia said African nations have not threatened to pull out of the Olympic Games, but he indicated that they would boycott events in which New Zealanders were entered.

    Among the delegates was Kenya's Minister for Housing and Social Services, Mr. Taaitta Towett. He officially opened the meeting.

    The welcoming celebrations for the meeting included a performance by the Kenya Prisons Band and display of traditional dancing.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5BSWKPY9J5SJRLJ8UWOWLCKF6
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BSWKPY9J5SJRLJ8UWOWLCKF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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