Sportsmen from African nations which boycotted the Montreal Olympics this year have been presented with certificated by Olympics chief Lord Killanin.
Sportsmen from African nations which boycotted the Montreal Olympics this year have been presented with certificated by Olympics chief Lord Killanin. They were attending a high level sports administration course under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee's Solidarity Movement, which ended on Friday (17 September) at Sussex University in Britain.
The completion certificates were presented at the end of the four week course by Lord Killanin, President of the International Olympic Committee. The Montreal Olympics were marred by a mass walk-out of African countries in a protest against New Zealand's sporting links with South Africa, who's racial discriminatory policies also cover sport. Representatives of some of the African countries involved in the walkout received certificates today. The first was Lance Gibbs, Sports Co-ordinator for Guyana.
Leonard Hector, Chairman of the National Sports Council in Antigua.
Musa Kasonka, Director of Sports, Zambia.
Dunstan De Alwis, Vice President of the Sri Lanka Football federation and Olympic Council member. Afterwards, Visnews reporter Paul Toulmin-Rothe asked Lord Killanin about relations between the Olympic Committee and African nations.