• Short Summary

    OLYMPIC SWIMMER, LINDA MCGILL, SUSPENDED FOR FOUR YEARS BY THE AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING UNION FOLLOWING INCIDENTS AT THE TOKYO GAMES, ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY).

    19-YEAR-OLD MISS MCGILL WAS ONE OF FOUR AUSTRALIAN SWIMMERS SUSPENDED, INCLUDING DAWN FRASER WHO WAS RECENTLY VOTED AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 1964 FOR HER FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE IN BECOMING THE FIRST SWIMMER EVER TO TAKE THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE 100 METRES EVENT IN THREE SUCCESSIVE GAMES.

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    OLYMPIC SWIMMER, LINDA MCGILL, SUSPENDED FOR FOUR YEARS BY THE AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING UNION FOLLOWING INCIDENTS AT THE TOKYO GAMES, ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY).

    19-YEAR-OLD MISS MCGILL WAS ONE OF FOUR AUSTRALIAN SWIMMERS SUSPENDED, INCLUDING DAWN FRASER WHO WAS RECENTLY VOTED AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 1964 FOR HER FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE IN BECOMING THE FIRST SWIMMER EVER TO TAKE THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE 100 METRES EVENT IN THREE SUCCESSIVE GAMES.

    SPEAKING IN ROME ON WEDNESDAY, MISS MCGILL ATTACKED THE OFFICIALS WHO GAVE NO REASON FOR THE SUSPENSION. SHE SAID THAT "SUGGESTIONS OF ATHLETES QUESTIONABLE BEHAVIOUR HAVE BEEN GROSSLY EXAGGERATED. WE DID NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF. I SHALL DEFEND MYSELF. NO COMEBACK IS POSSIBLE FOR ME AFTER A FOUR YEARS' SUSPENSION."
    IT IS BELIEVED THAT MISS MCGILL IS NOW LOOKING FOR A JOB IN LONDON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA86AI0JFPUT3SPR7GR5ZKFGYKE
    Media URN:
    VLVA86AI0JFPUT3SPR7GR5ZKFGYKE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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