• Short Summary

    KENYA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) DECIDED TO BOYCOTT THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO - BRINGING THE TOTAL OF COUNTRIES BOYCOTTING THE GAMES, BECAUSE OF SOUTH AFRICA'S RE-ADMISSION, TO 14.

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    CU LUGONZO SEATED.
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    SOF STARTS
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    TRANSCRIPT: MR. LUGONZO: SEQ.2: "WE DO NOT FEEL THAT IT WOULD BE IN THE INTERESTS OF KENYA TO TAKE PART IN THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN MEXICO IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT NOTHING HAS EVER CHANGED AS FAR AS THE LAWS OF THE COUNTRY ARE CONCERNED.SOME ARGUE THAT POLITICS DO NOT INTERFERE IN SPORT BUT IF IT WERE NOT FOR POLITICS, SOUTH AFRICA WOULD BE PARTICIPATING. WHAT WE ARE SAYING TO MR. VOERSTER OF SOUTH AFRICA IS THAT THEY SHOULD LEAVE SPORTSMEN ALONE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THAT THE LAWS OF THE COUNTRY SHOULD ONLY AFFECT THE SMOOTH RUNNING OF THE GOVERNMENT AND SPORTSMEN MUST BE LEFT FREELY TO ENJOY THEIR FREEDOM.THIS, AS YOU KNOW, HAPPENED IN KENYA SOMETIME DURING THE COLONIAL DAYS. ALTHOUGH WE HAD A COLOUR BAR IN THE COUNTRY SPORTSMEN WERE LEFT FREE TO DO WHAT THEY LIKED IN THE FIELD OF SPORTS."




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    Background: KENYA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) DECIDED TO BOYCOTT THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO - BRINGING THE TOTAL OF COUNTRIES BOYCOTTING THE GAMES, BECAUSE OF SOUTH AFRICA'S RE-ADMISSION, TO 14.THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KENYA NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL, MR. ISAC LUGONZO, SAID LATER THAT SPORTSMEN IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOULD BE LEFT ALONE, AND NOT BE AFFECTED BY THE COUNTRY'S COLOUR BAR.

    AFTER YESTERDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT, MR. LUGONZO EXPLAINED HIS COUNTRY'S REASONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FDQVORKOI78MUOJS9X3I83IT
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FDQVORKOI78MUOJS9X3I83IT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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