At a ceremony in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Tuesday (12 September) the outgoing President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr Avery Brundage, formally handed over the keys of the Committee headquarters to its new President, Lord Killanin.
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (SEPTEMBER 12, 1972) (REUTERS)
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SV M. Chevalles speaks in french & hands over key to Lord Killanin
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BRUNDAGE: "As you know, the International Olympic committee occupies this edifice, Chateau de Vidy, as a courtesy from the city of Lausanne. My Term of office having expired, I am returning the key to M. Chevalles with thanks and appreciation for all the city of Lausanne has done in his hands for the Olympic movement and the International Olympic committee during the last twenty years in which I occupied the position of President. M. chevalles..."
KILLANIN: "Thank you very much for handing me the key of the chateau de Vidy now that I am President of the International Olympic Committee. I know Lausanne well, and I don't live so very far away and it is my intention to work from here as much as possible."
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Background: At a ceremony in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Tuesday (12 September) the outgoing President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr Avery Brundage, formally handed over the keys of the Committee headquarters to its new President, Lord Killanin.
The International Olympic committee is based in the Chateau de Vidy, made available by the city of Lausanne.
The outgoing President, Mr Broundage, had flown with Lord Killanin from Munich after attending the closing ceremony of the 1972 Games there.
The handing over of the key was 85-year-old Mr Brundege's final duty - in a career as President marked by his stubborn fight to ???ee??? the Games apart from commercialisation and politics.
The new President, Lord Killanin, said in Lausanne that he would like to see "ultra-nationalism" deflated in the Olympics.