• Short Summary

    The young Indian wrestler, Ved Prakash, has been cleared by the organisers to complete in the Commonwealth Games being held in Edinburgh this month.

  • Description

    The young Indian wrestler, Ved Prakash, has been cleared by the organisers to complete in the Commonwealth Games being held in Edinburgh this month. For the past week there has been a dispute over his age, with reports varying between 12 and 15.

    The dispute arose when communications from India gave his age as 12. The Technical Committee then said he was ineligible to compete as the minimum age for his event was 15.

    Mr. Joe Coyne, the assistant to the Director of the wrestling organisation, said that the confusion had arisen because of a misprint in literature sent from India. The year of birth given for Ved Prakash in his passport is 1955.

    The Indian Manager, Mr. Giri, and Ved Prakash were interviewed by a reporter.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7BQ04C6P8A1LLSGPOSAA0P8GG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BQ04C6P8A1LLSGPOSAA0P8GG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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