Lord Killanin, President of the international Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) said in Amsterdam of Wednesday (29?
GV & CU EXTERIOR Schiphol airport Hotel (2 shots)
GV INTERIOR Olympic Committee seated
SV Newsmen (2 shots)
CU Lord Killanin speaking (SOUND)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: LORD KILLANIN "I expect to have a meeting with Ambassador Rousseau, I hope within the next ten days. But there is no point in us meeting until we have definite facts. Now it may be that we are told that there are no changes. But maybe we are asked to agree to certain modifications of changes. I'd like to say that speaking here I feel that I have the responsibility on behalf of the I.O.C., not only for my fellow members, but what is much more important is for the athletes throughout the world, who are training and practising and looking forward to competing in Montreal, and the prime concern must be given to the facilities for athletes."
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Background: Lord Killanin, President of the international Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) said in Amsterdam of Wednesday (29 January) that there was no question of the 1976 summer games being held anywhere except Montreal, as planned.
He told a news conference after talks with the Canadian I.O.C. representative, Mr. James Worrall, that the committee was confident that a solution would be found to the problems of cost and organisation which have threatened the games.
Lord Killanin said that the I.O.C. had not made any contingency plans for another venue because of the problems in Montreal. He added that he expected to have as meeting within ten days with the President of the Canadian Games Organising Committee, Mr. Roger Rousseau, to discuss the state of preparations.
The soundtrack with this film contains part of Lord Killanin's statement to the news conference.