Top sports officials from North and West Africa, in Algiers on Monday (10 April) called for the exclusion of Rhodesia from the Olympic Games.
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Background: Top sports officials from North and West Africa, in Algiers on Monday (10 April) called for the exclusion of Rhodesia from the Olympic Games.
Speaking at the opening of an Assembly of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa, Colonel Mohamed Zerguini, Chairman of the Algerian Olympic Committee, urged African states to make their attendance at this year's Olympic Games in Munich conditional on the exclusion of South Africa and Rhodesia.
Mr Abraham Ordia, Nigeria resident of the Council, said that African countries had "succeeded in expelling South Africa from the Olympic movement and Rhodesia's turn is only a matter of time".
Apart from the Rhodesia question, the 22-nation assembly three-day meeting also planned to discuss preparations for the African Games in Lagos next January and the venue for an athletics match between Africa and the United States.
Countries represented at the assembly are Algeria, Congo, Nigeria, Cameroun, Tunisia, Morocco, Niger, Mauritius, Senegal, Central African Republic, Guinea, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Libya, Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, Togo, Ivory Coast, Burundi and Ghana.