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    BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA

    Yugoslavia's Olympic Committee President, Zobavko Mutin, has denounced the Soviet boycott of the Olympic summer Games to be held in the United States, and confirmed that Yugoslavia would take part.Mr.Mutin, speaking in Belgrade on May 14, deplored the fact that the summer Games would be incomplete.The previous week, five members of the Yugoslav Olympic Committee, led by Mr.Mutin, toured the Los Angeles Olympic facilities, and said they had no complaints or objections to the training, competition or accommodation facilities offered to athletes by the US organisers.Yugoslavia, which hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics, is due to send at least 223 athletes to compete in 19 sports.- Yugoslavia's largest Olympic delegation ever.Although the Soviet Union has announced that its decision not to take part was irrevocable, it has agreed in principle to work together with the US in order to preserve the Olympic movement.Moscow's boycott, which is expected to be followed by up to about 30 other countries, has led to fears for the survival of the Olympic movement.

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    CU/SV President of Yugoslav Olympic Committee Mr. Zobavko Mutin, speaking at committee meeting. (SOT) (2 SHOTS) 0.33
    InitialsG/JRS

    SPORT: OLYMIC GAMES
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    Background: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA

    Yugoslavia's Olympic Committee President, Zobavko Mutin, has denounced the Soviet boycott of the Olympic summer Games to be held in the United States, and confirmed that Yugoslavia would take part.Mr.Mutin, speaking in Belgrade on May 14, deplored the fact that the summer Games would be incomplete.The previous week, five members of the Yugoslav Olympic Committee, led by Mr.Mutin, toured the Los Angeles Olympic facilities, and said they had no complaints or objections to the training, competition or accommodation facilities offered to athletes by the US organisers.Yugoslavia, which hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics, is due to send at least 223 athletes to compete in 19 sports.- Yugoslavia's largest Olympic delegation ever.Although the Soviet Union has announced that its decision not to take part was irrevocable, it has agreed in principle to work together with the US in order to preserve the Olympic movement.Moscow's boycott, which is expected to be followed by up to about 30 other countries, has led to fears for the survival of the Olympic movement.

    Source: JRT

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    Film ID:
    VLVADXXHURKOLUPNIMGEDQ2IQD56G
    Media URN:
    VLVADXXHURKOLUPNIMGEDQ2IQD56G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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