• Short Summary

    Australian men's and women's teams of athletes, trainers and team personnel arrived at Prestwick Airport at Edinburgh on Wednesday, to prepare for the 1970 Commonwealth Games which begin later this month.

  • Description

    Australian men's and women's teams of athletes, trainers and team personnel arrived at Prestwick Airport at Edinburgh on Wednesday, to prepare for the 1970 Commonwealth Games which begin later this month.

    The Australian party of 132 is headed by manager Mr Arthur Tunstall, who criticised African sporting policy after talk of a mass African withdrawal from the 1974 Games should they he held in Australia and New Zealand. Both countries compete with South Africa, and the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa supports the cutting of all sporting links with South Africa.

    Upon his arrival at Edinburgh, Mr Tunstall said that the African countries would only hurt themselves by pulling out of the Commonwealth Games if they are held in Melbourne in 1974.

    Later, Mr Abraham Ordia, President of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa said that there would be no threat of a mass African withdrawal from the 1974 Games if either Australia or New Zealand are the hosts.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKRXPTRPMAYUEN2UKDIPGEGU2
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKRXPTRPMAYUEN2UKDIPGEGU2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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