• Short Summary

    The United States won a place in the finals of the World Softball Championship in Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Saturday (7 February).

  • Description

    The United States won a place in the finals of the World Softball Championship in Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Saturday (7 February).

    The game was won on an automatic home run by Carl Walker and it meant a defeat for Canada.

    The tournament began on 30 January and ran until 8 February. It had caused numerous protests because South Africa was one of the teams taking part. Three people were arrested in one demonstration on the opening day.

    Mexico and the Philippines withdrew from the event because of the South Africans' presence and Tanzanian authorities cancelled a trip to New Zealand by world 1,500 metres record holder, Filbert Bayi and other athletes.

    There were also objections from some quarters to the presence of Taiwan.

    Other countries to take part were Japan and Guam.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8PJMMO897QPV6DSC1D34219O5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PJMMO897QPV6DSC1D34219O5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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