• Short Summary

    JUERGEN MAY, THE FAMOUS EAST GERMAN ATHLETE HAS DEFECTED TO WEST GERMANY. HE IS STAYING?

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    MAY MAKING STATEMENT TO CAMERA, STANDING NEXT TO HIM IS THE FORMER WEST GERMAN MIDDLE-DISTANCE RUNNER ARL EYERKAUFER WHOSE HOME HE IS STAYING AT.



    MAY: "I AM REALLY GLAD TO BE ABLE TO RUN AGAIN AFTER THE LONG BAN AND TO BE FREE NOW. AND I AM CONFIDENT THAT I CAN NOW PRACTICALLY FOLLOW MY OCCUPATION WHICH WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM ME OVER THERE. I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE COMING YEAR, THE OLYMPIC YEAR, AND I HOPE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO. NATURALLY I AM GREATLY INDEBTED TO MY FRIEND ARL EYERKAUFER WHO MANAGED THE IMPOSSIBLE TO GET ME OUT OF THERE AND THIS MADE ME VERY HAPPY AND I AM GRATEFUL TO HIM."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JUERGEN MAY, THE FAMOUS EAST GERMAN ATHLETE HAS DEFECTED TO WEST GERMANY. HE IS STAYING AT HOECHSTADT, A LITTLE COUNTRY TOWN NEAR FRANKFURT, AFTER HIS FLIGHT FROM EAST GERMANY ON THURSDAY. MAY, WHO SET A NEW WORLD 1000 METRE RECORD IN 1965, AND HOLDS TWO ALL-GERMAN RECORDS, WAS BANNED FROM THE TRACK FOR LIFE BECAUSE THE EAST GERMANY ATHLETICS UNION SAID HE ACCEPTED MONEY FROM A WEST GERMAN RUNNING SHOE FIRM TO PROMOTE ITS PRODUCTS DURING THE EUROPEAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BUDAPEST LAST YEAR.

    MAY PAID TRIBUTE TO THE HELP OF HERR EYERKAUFER WHEN HE SPOKE TO VISNEWS YESTERDAY.....

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD3EC4FP1Z3EPXNLHE2GYRKHAW
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3EC4FP1Z3EPXNLHE2GYRKHAW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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