• Short Summary

    While a black African delegation was talking to the Olympics committee in West Germany, trying to persuade it not to allow Rhodesia to participate in the Games, Rhodesian yachtsmen were already preparing their vessels this week at the Kiel site for the games after being allowed into the country.

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    While a black African delegation was talking to the Olympics committee in West Germany, trying to persuade it not to allow Rhodesia to participate in the Games, Rhodesian yachtsmen were already preparing their vessels this week at the Kiel site for the games after being allowed into the country.

    The anti-Rhodesia delegation, led by Jean-Claude Ganga, was following up the West German Government's request to the Olympics committee to keep Rhodesia out of the Olympics at Munich, dur to begin later in August. The committee had withheld Olympic identify cards from the Rhodesians, meanwhile, until the issue was decided -- and at the same time the West German Government said it could not ban the Rhodesian sportsmen from entering the country as it had guaranteed unhindered entry to all teams admitted by the Olympics committee, regardless of Religions, racial or political problems.

    The committee, meanwhile, said it stood by its decision that Rhodesia--with a multi-radial sport team--could compete under the British flag and British national anthem as a British colony, as it did in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964 before declaring independence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7MYAENYPE12J3HXUQQ9QB79P5
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MYAENYPE12J3HXUQQ9QB79P5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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