• Short Summary

    THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) MET IN ROME, ITALY, TODAY (FRIDAY) TO PREPARE THE GROUND FOR A MEETING OF THE FULL COMMITTEE, BEGINNING NEXT MONDAY.

  • Description

    THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) MET IN ROME, ITALY, TODAY (FRIDAY) TO PREPARE THE GROUND FOR A MEETING OF THE FULL COMMITTEE, BEGINNING NEXT MONDAY.

    THE AGENDA OF THE MEETING IS SECRET, BUT IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE QUESTION OF SOUTH AFRICA'S PARTICIPATION IN THE 1968 GAMES AND THE SUITABILITY OF MEXICO CITY AS THE SITE FOR THOSE GAMES WILL BE DISCUSSED. ALSO EXPECTED TO BE DISCUSSED ARE THE POSSIBLE INSTITUTION OF A THIRD GAMES (WINTER, SPRING AND SUMMER) AND SITES FOR FUTURE OLYMPIADS.

    SOUTH AFRICA REMAINS A FULL MEMBER OF THE IOC, BUT ITS ATHLETES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO COMPETE. THEY ARE HOPEFUL OF BEING READMITTED, DESPITE FIERCE OPPOSITION FROM AFRICAN AND OTHER NON-WHITE NATIONS.

    MEXICO CITY'S ALTITUDE PROBLEMS HAS CAUSED CONCERN AMONG MANY NATIONS. SEVERAL, BELIEVED TO INCLUDE BRITAIN, BELGIUM, JAPAN AND SWEDEN, WANT THE TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS, ESPECIALLY THE LONG DISTANCE RACES, HELD AT A LOWER ALTITUDE THAN THE 7,500 FEET (2,286 METRES) OF MEXICO CITY.

    THE IOC HAS ALREADY AGREED TO 21 SPORTS, THE HIGHEST EVER, FOR THE 1972 OLYMPICS AND A SPECIAL SUB-COMMITTEE HAS BEEN STUDYING THE POSSIBILITY OF DIVIDING THE GAMES INTO THREE PERIODS - WINTER FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS SUCH AS SKIING, SPRING FOR INDOOR EVENTS LIKE FIGURE SKATING AND BOXING, AND SUMMER FOR ALL OUTDOOR EVENTS.

    THE IOC WILL CONSIDER ALSO THE BIDS FOR VENUE OF THE 1972 OLYMPIAD. DELEGATES FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, GERMANY, FINLAND, SPAIN AND SWEDEN WILL BE BIDDING TO STAGE THE GAMES. MONTREAL, DETROIT, MUNICH AND MADRID HAVE APPLIED FOR THE SUMMER GAMES; SALT LAKE CITY, BANFF AND LAHTI WANT THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB08NTQRNQEBYCOCHIPT941VSG
    Media URN:
    VLVAB08NTQRNQEBYCOCHIPT941VSG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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