• Short Summary

    MR. AVERY BRUNDAGE, 81, WAS THIS WEEK ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE FOR?

  • Description

    MR. AVERY BRUNDAGE, 81, WAS THIS WEEK ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE FOR ANOTHER FOUR-YEAR TERM BUT HE'S VOWED IT WILL BE HIS LAST. IN A SECRET BALLOT AT MEXICO, MR. BRUNDAGE WAS UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE BEEN RE-ELECTED BY 42 VOTES TO 14.

    IRISH PEER, LORD KILLANIN, WAS ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT WHILE COUNT DE BEAUMONT, 64 THE OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, WAS ELECTED TO ONE OF TWO VACANT POSTS ON THE 10C'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    MR. BRUNDAGE SAID HE DID NOT GO TO MEXICO CITY AS A CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION. HE SAID HE WAS APPROACHED BY MEMBERS TO REMAIN FOR A FURTHER FOUR YEARS AND ACCEPTED BECAUSE HE THOUGHT THE 10C MUST UNITE WHEN THE TRUE OLYMPICS IDEALS WERE BEING CHALLENGED.

    THE BALLOT RESULT FOILED MANY CRITICS WHO CONSIDERED MR. BRUNDAGE TOOL OLD TO STAND FOR ANOTHER TERM AND COUNT DE BEAUMONT A LIKELY SUCCESSOR.

    MR. BRUNDAGE HAS BEEN 10C PRESIDENT SINCE 1952 AND HAS GUIDED THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT THROUGH MANY STORMY PERIODS.

    THIS WEEK'S ELECTION TOOL PLACE IN THE PLUSH CAMINO REAL HOTEL AND MORE THAN 100 REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS MILLED AROUND THE CONFERENCE HALL ON THE SECOND FLOOR.

    AFTER A 40 MINUTE MEETING MR. BRUNDAGE AND COUNT DE BEAUMONT CAME OUT WHILE THE VOTE WAS TAKEN. THEY STOOD IN OPPOSITE CORNERS OF THE ANTE-ROOM, SEPARATED FROM THE PRESS BY OFFICIALS.

    AFTER A BRIEF WAIT THE TWO CANDIDATES WERE INVITED BACK INTO THE HALL WHERE THE RESULT WAS ANNOUNCED.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAMSJZBTEPZ35108QQA6GC08TR
    Media URN:
    VLVAMSJZBTEPZ35108QQA6GC08TR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment