• Short Summary

    Zambia's 40 athletes flew out of Montreal on Saturday (17 July) after withdrawing from the Olympic Games in protest at the International Olympic Committee's refusal to expel New Zealand over its sporting links with South Africa.

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    Zambia's 40 athletes flew out of Montreal on Saturday (17 July) after withdrawing from the Olympic Games in protest at the International Olympic Committee's refusal to expel New Zealand over its sporting links with South Africa.

    SYNOPSIS: Zambia was one of 21 Arab and African countries which withdrew from the Games over the IOC's refusal. They are angry at the New Zealand government decision to allow its rugby team to tour South Africa. The Nigerians were the first to leave. They went the previous day.

    The Zambians had left the Olympic Village during the lavish opening ceremony at Montreal's expensive but unfinished stadium. Olympic officials were said to be shocked that a total of 22 countries failed to turn up for the ceremony. 17 African and four Arab countries had withdrawn over the New Zealand row. Taiwan pulled out in protest because it was refused permission to compete as the Republic of China.

    The Kenyan delegation said their athletes would stay in the Olympic village for another two days, in the hope that New Zealand would be expelled by then. John Kasyoka explained their position.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOOBNY4Q1F1VG5X7CUWP64PFV
    Media URN:
    VLVADOOBNY4Q1F1VG5X7CUWP64PFV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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