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    The president of the International Olympic Committee, (I.O.C) Mr. Avery Brundage, attacked commercialism in the?

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    The president of the International Olympic Committee, (I.O.C) Mr. Avery Brundage, attacked commercialism in the Olympic Committee, Games when he spoke to the executive Board of the International Sports Federation in Amsterdam on Saturday (9 May).

    Mr. Brundage said the games were becoming too large and costly and had been made "an hypocrisy" by commercialism, He called for ice hockey, soccer, basketball and alpine skiing to be withdrawn from the Games.

    The statement came at the start of a round of talks in Amsterdam which includes meetings of the IOC next week. Among subjects to be discussed is the site of the 1976 Olympic Games -- Los Angeles, Moscow and Montreal are competing for the honour. A demand by African nations to have South Africa expelled from the IOC because of racial discrimination in sport is also to be considered.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6K43JSHLG8EWKNUFI21PZPJ34
    Media URN:
    VLVA6K43JSHLG8EWKNUFI21PZPJ34
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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