• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMAN TEAM TO THE NINTH EUROPEAN GAMES WAS BACK IN TRAINING YESTERDAY AFTER PARTIALLY REVERSING THE DECISION THAT TEAM MEMBERS WOULD NOT TAKE PART IN THE GAMES.

  • Description

    THE WEST GERMAN TEAM TO THE NINTH EUROPEAN GAMES WAS BACK IN TRAINING YESTERDAY AFTER PARTIALLY REVERSING THE DECISION THAT TEAM MEMBERS WOULD NOT TAKE PART IN THE GAMES. AFTER AN ALL-NIGHT MEETING, THE WEST GERMANS DECIDED THAT THEY WOULD, AFTER ALL, COMPETE IN THE RELY EVENTS AT THE GAMES.

    WEST GERMANY WITHDREW FROM THE GAMES AND WALKED OUT AFTER THE OPENING PARADE OF NATIONAL TEAMS OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE GAMES IN PROTEST AGAINST THE BANNING OF 5-THOUSAND METRES RUNNER JURGEN MAY, THE FORMER EAST GERMAN ATHLETE WHO DEFECTED TO THE WEST IN 1967.

    ACCORDING TO GAMES OFFICIALS, MAY HAD NOT COMPLETED LONG ENOUGH RESIDENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS, AND WAS BANNED UNDER THE RULING WHICH SAID THAT NO ATHLETE FROM ONE NATION COULD COMPETE FOR ANOTHER WITHIN THREE YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6T4EFJWBU6WYOZ0KWKKL5Q0L6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6T4EFJWBU6WYOZ0KWKKL5Q0L6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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