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Lecture 20

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Department
History
Course
HIST 205
Professor
David Schweitzer
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 20 – Olympics Politics and Terror 1972  Cold War affected East-West relations  Political terrorism  Vietnamese War  Northern Ireland  Middle East Africa  Rhodesia & South Africa  Supreme African Sports Council (SASC) & other sympathetic countries threatened boycott of games  IOC and SASC agreed to allow the Rhodesians to compete under certain conditions o Would compete as Southern Rhodesia (as British subjects) & use British national anthem  Rhodesian government accepted the terms  Ethiopia and Kenya threatened to withdraw unless Rhodesia was expelled  IOC president Avery Brundage & Willi Daum (German organizi
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