• Short Summary

    In Athens on Thursday (18 May), Los Angeles moved much closer towards staging the 1984 Olympic Games, but it has just ten weeks to fight a home-front battle to confirm its victory.

  • Description

    In Athens on Thursday (18 May), Los Angeles moved much closer towards staging the 1984 Olympic Games, but it has just ten weeks to fight a home-front battle to confirm its victory. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has granted the Games to the Californian city on condition that it signs a firm contract, accepting full financial responsibility, by the first of August. But the Los Angeles City Council has already rejected this commitment. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, said he greeted the IOC's decision "with a sigh of great relief" and added, "I think we can work out our problems". The decision to grant the Games to Los Angeles, and the 1984 Winter Olympics to Sarajevo in Yugoslavia, was announced by IOC President Lord Killanin.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA86DCAMAHAAMWPTXH7SWZXWYP
    Media URN:
    VLVAA86DCAMAHAAMWPTXH7SWZXWYP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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