BADEN BADEN, WEST GERMANY
INTRODUCTION: The 11th Olympic congress opens in the West German spa town of Baden Baden on Wednesday (23 September).
BADEN BADEN, WEST GERMANY
1. LV/CU EXTERIOR Kongresshaus, Olympic flags, journalists (3 shots) 0.08
2. LV/SV Police cars and trucks patrolling (2 shots) 0.15
3. SV PULL BACK GV Four plain-clothes policemen with backs to camera by Kongresshaus. 0.22
4. SCU PAN Roy Evans, president of ITTF entering 0.29
5. SV Japanese camera crew (NHK)with police in background 0.32
6. SV/CU INTERIOR Plain-clothes police with dogs (2 shots) 0.40
7. SV CU Accreditation desk with secretary-general of International Lawn Tennis Federation receiving disc (2 shots) 0.52
8. GV Delegates assembling for preliminary meeting 0.55
9. CU Jean Claude Ganga, Congo, talking with Madame Berlioux, secretary general of IOC. 1.05
10. CU Australian delegates standing 1.08
11. SCU Israeli delegates seated 1.12
12. SV Other delegates seated. 1.16
13. CU PAN President, Jean Samaranch, talking with Madame Berlioux 1.23
14. CU Soviet delegate, Smirnov talking with others 1.29
15. CU PAN African delegates, British delegate Sir Dennis Follows 1.40
16. SV President and officials on platform (3 shots) 1.52
17. GV Delegates assembled for meeting 1.56
18. SV Newsman film ass officials sit for Samaranch news conference(2 shots) 1.59
19. CU Mr. Samaranch speaking (2 shots) 2.32
(SEQ 19) JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH: "We were not very happy with this tour, not only in the United States, but in New Zealand, and I told the all delegates that the position of the New Zealand and the United States national Olympic committees was one hundred per cent defending the Olympic movement. Really, we are against this tour, and I say very clearly the IOC is against this tour in the United States."
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Congress will also choose the site for the 1988 games. The choice for the summer games is between the central Japanese city of Nagoya and Seoul, South Korea. Bidders for the winter games are Calgary (Canada), Cortina D'Ampezo (Italy) and Falun (Sweden). The delegates will also discuss proposals to site the games permanently in Greece. A new draft rule on amateurism in Sport taking into account changing conditions and new codes on payment approved by the International Amateur Athletic Federation will be discussed.
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Background: BADEN BADEN, WEST GERMANY
INTRODUCTION: The 11th Olympic congress opens in the West German spa town of Baden Baden on Wednesday (23 September). On the agenda will be the danger of an African boycott of the Los Angeles summer games in 1984, and bids for affiliation by several sports not yet part of the Olympic movement. Two days of preparatory meetings have already been held with concentration on fears of the boycott by African nations.
SYNOPSIS: Representatives of 149 national Olympic committees are in Baden Baden for the Congress. With then are Olympic champions and coaches. Security is tight, with uniformed and plain-clothes police patrolling the streets, hotels and hall where the Congress will meet.
Roy Evans, of the International Table Tennis Federation is seeking to have his sport included in the Olympics.
A large press contingent has arrived to cover the Congress. All credentials are carefully checked and accreditation is strictly controlled as part of the security precautions.
Among fringe organisations is the International Lawn Tennis Federation. Secretary-general David Grey, hopes for affiliation to the Olympic movement by 1988.
But the main issue remains the fear of an African boycott. Much depends on Jean Claude Ganga of the Congo, a leading figure in the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa. On Thursday (17 September), the Organisation of African Unity called for a boycott of sporting events involving the United States. This was after the South African rugby team, the Springboks, began a brief tour of the United States. There had been earlier threats during the Springboks visit of New Zealand.
But later reports indicated there might be a softening of the African threat. Several African states and the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa were reported to have expressed satisfaction at the attitudes taken to the Springboks by the national Olympic committees of New Zealand and the United States.
President of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch, of Spain, who replaced Lord Killinan, spoke to reporters:
Source: REUTERS/UPITN AGENCY POOL, BADEN BADEN