• Short Summary

    After hours of heated argument, in the British House of Commons voted on Monday (17 March) in favour of a British boycott of this summer's Olympic games in Moscow.

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    GV AND CU Black delegate entering IOC building in Geneva
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    CU Australian Home Affairs Minister Robert Ellicott getting out of car with another Australian official and entering building
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    CU British Foreign Office Minister Douglas Hurd entering building
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    GV Cameramen waiting outside building
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    SV Delegates continue to file into building (2 shots)
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    SV Armed policeman outside building
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    GV Government officials arriving and entering building
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    GV Exterior of building
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    Initials SW



    SPORT: OLYMPICS
    TELERECORDING

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    Background: After hours of heated argument, in the British House of Commons voted on Monday (17 March) in favour of a British boycott of this summer's Olympic games in Moscow. The vote came on the same day as government officials from twelve countries began a meeting in Geneva to discuss the possibility of staging a rival games.

    SYNOPSIS: The two-day meeting was organised by the United States, Britain and Australia, and was also attended by representatives from Kenya, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Sudan and the Dominican Republic. Other countries sent observers. The British Foreign Office Minister Douglas Hurd, said the conference would not take decisions.

    Mr. Hurd said the conference would submit suggestions and possibly name proposed sites for international sports federations to consider. The United States Presidential Adviser, Mr. Lloyd Cutler, was to tell a news conference that his country might stage events in a proposed world sports festival.

    After the first round of private talks, Mr. Cutler said the group felt that, if possible, they would like to conduct world-class competition in a variety of cities around the world, including one or more cities in the United States.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADM8JRHW9CMTBFEWDBT4G3A15N
    Media URN:
    VLVADM8JRHW9CMTBFEWDBT4G3A15N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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