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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaUnder pressure from peking Ioc seeks solution for Taiwan Montreal a lord Killam presi Dent of the International olympic com Mittee is seeking a solution for the Taiwan question at the Montreal games which Are Only 11 Days away the Ioc and the Canadian government appeared still at Odds Over Taiwan though external affairs minister Allan Maceachen said officials of his department Are willing to meet Killam some observers saw a turn for the better monday when Killam while non committal did not reject a government proposal that the Ioc revive a 1960 formula under which taiwanese athletes competed in the Rome olympics Only As taiwanese without carrying the name of the Republic of China the Irish peer who came to Canada Mon Day asserted however that Canada s action prohibiting use of the Republic of China s olympic site still unfinished Montreal a eleven Days before the opening of the 21st olym Piad part of the Eastend games site appears far from ready As trucks and bulldozers continued to circulate within the fenced a area with the olympics due to open july 17, hundreds of athletes and journalists from around the world already have arrived to inspect the site Only to be treated to an array of barriers and barbed wire but workmen on the site were confident monday the Job would be completed on time and some complained that the press has not Given them enough credit for their accomplishments during the weekend workers were putting the last pieces of Copper in place on the stadium roof while within the stadium electricians were completing the installation of lighting the first delegation of foreign athletes was official 1 welcomed to the olympic Village sunday in a simple ceremony presided Over by the Village mayor Yvan Dubois Dubois addressed about 50 hungarian athletes through an interpreter before presenting a key to the Village to delegation head Fanos Pader the hungarian National Anthem was played As the country s red White and Green Flag was raised on of the 115 flagpoles provided for participating nations fifteen runners involved in Torch bearing ceremonies to open the games staged a on hour Iress rehearsal Dur ing the weekend starting at the foot of the Cross on mount Royal the extinct Volcano preserved As a Park which dominates Montreal olympic organizers said the test run went without a hitch As each runner ran one Kilometre with the olympic flame carrying it finally into the empty cavernous stadium there 11 be people Here on july 17, so things will be a Little More dramatic said one official name Anthem and Flag could establish a dangerous precedent for the 1980 Moscow games and other olympics in the future. Meanwhile a peking broadcast demanded that Taiwan under whatever name must be eliminated from olympic Competition because Only the All China sports federation can represent China in International sports contests. Maceachen told the commons he has rejected demands by the people s Republic of China that Canada bar entry of taiwanese olympic athletes but the minister reiterated government policy that those athletes enter the country Only As taiwanese not under the Banner of the Republic of China As demanded by the Ioc. Prime minister Trudeau and Maceachen called on the Ioc to extend Canada the same rights accorded Italy in 1960 regarding taiwanese i will not commit myself in any was the comment of Killam and he repeated accusations earlier made in Europe that the government had violated Ioc rules by denying Taiwan athletes their Republican name their Anthem and their Flag at the games conservative opposition members jeered the government s Taiwan statements which were made at about the same time As Killam arrived in Montreal on a transatlantic flight in an Effort to solve the crisis that blew into the open last thursday he met reporters Only to make a statement and answer a few questions while giving no details of possible talks with Federal officials he said discussions with leaders of world sports federations and National olympic committees would take at least two or three Days the High Point Enterprise Light atmosphere in Atlanta actually it was one of the less Light for the braves monday night As Rod Gilbreath hurdles Over Pittsburgh s John Candela a after missing for All Star game a throw from teammate barrel Chaney in the sixth inning the braves however did manage to pull out an 8-6 Victory Over the pirates a w Depholo Fidrych Hunter head Al pitchers Page 3b tuesday july 6, 1976 new York a Rookie sensation Mark the Bird Fidrych and five time 20-game Winner Catfish Hunter head the american league s nine Man All Star pitching staff announced to Day by Boston red sox manager Darrell Johnson Johnson manager of the american leagues for the 47th All Star game Juh 13 at Philadelphia Hopes his staff of five starters and four relievers can reverse the trend that has carried the National leagues to Victory in 12 of the last 13 mid season games including last Vear s 6-3 Triumph four of the nine hurlers Are All stars for the first time including Fidrych the exciting non conform isl of the Detroit tigers whose crop. A pleasing antics in clude talking to the Ball and getting Down on his hands and Knees to smooth out the pitching Mound he leads the regular Al pitchers with a 1 85 earned run average and crushing the opposition Alice Mahler the first girl to Ever play baseball on Denver s Mapleton High school freshman team shows she s All Light mood suits gymnast Geneva n7 y a Carrie Englert has been dreaming about the summer olympics in Montreal Well not exactly dreaming i had a Nightmare about the olympics the other night she said i dreamt i fell off the balance beam about seven times i just kept climbing Back on and falling off again i kept thinking of my god All these people Are watching miss Englert a pretty Blac haired charmer from Tallahassee Fla smiles when she tells the Story nightmares aside miss Englert does t reall worry about he summer games for that matter she does t reall worry about anything if she was t already going to the summer olympics As a gymnast she might be Able o make it As. A cheerleader that s just the Way i am she said smiling i like to stay Happy if you can keep a Light atmosphere Dur ing workouts it helps i be never really been the kind to get upset at things business at her Catcher position As she rubs out runner in a close Call at Home plate a wire cud Borg replaced by Connors in grand slam Myrtle Beach s c Borg uie 20 year old swedish Tennis player who captured this year s Wimbledon mens singles Crown won t be play ing in the first grand slam of Tennis tournament in Myrtle Beach he will be replaced by Jimmy Connors who agreed monday to compete in the three Day tourney that gets underway of Nav tourney officials said Borg aggravated a muscle Strain he had at and would be unable to compete see Borg on 4b masters . Open champs now chumps Birkdale. England a the British Odd makers Don t think the winners of the 1976 masters and open will take a second big four title when the British open crowns its Champion on saturday the bookies have established a Floyd runaway Winner of the masters and Jerr Pate the 22-year-old american tour Rookie who won the open As 25-1 Lon shots to take the prestigious British open Crown installed As the 5-1 betting favorite of this event which begins its four rounds on wednesday was Jack Isi Klaus whose 16 major championships is the most by and golfer Ever because of drought conditions the Royal Bir Ciale course has been described As a fire trap barrels holding 40 Gallons of water surround the course for possible use if fire Breaks out a grass fire sent firemen Rushing to a Blaze on the eighth Hole monday smoking Alread has been banned at a nearby Trade exhibition where thousands of dollars of Golf equipment was on display the parched course however should be Ideal for a Cave hitlers like Nicklaus who has won the British open twice at Muir Field Scotland in 1966 and at St Andrews Scotland in 1970 on the bookies lists Are Johnny Miller 8 1 Hale Irwin and 1973 Champion Tom Weiskopf each 12-1 and Gary player 14-1 Plaver has won this title three limes the last time in 1974 Lee Trevino Winner in 1971 and 1972 had been listed at Lfi-1 but was forced to withdraw because of a nagging Back ail ment that has lined his play the last month joining Pate and flood As 25-1 shots Are Ben Crenshaw and Tom Watson last ear s Winner has a 9 1 record the other Allstar newcomers Are Al strikeout Leader Frank Tanana of the California Angels Bill travers of the Milwaukee Brewers and Relief Ace Dave Laroche of the Cleveland indians completing the staff Are Boston s Luis Tiant selected for the third time Oakland s role fingers also for the third time and second timers Rich Gossage of the Chicago White sox and Sparky Lyle of the Yankees the Veteran of the staff is Hunter the new York Yankees Ace right hander has been named for the eighth time six times while he was with the Oakland a s Hunter has appeared in five All Star games he was tagged for two of the three runs the National league scored in the ninth inning last year when it broke a 3-3 tie and sent Hunter to his second i Star loss he was the loser in the 1967 game the regular starters in clude Hunter 107 Tiant 10 5 Tanana 105 travers 9-6 and Fidrych Tanana and t ravers Are the left handed hurlers among the group Tiant s to o appearances on the All Star staff both have resulted in losses in 1968 when he was with Cleveland and in 1974 when he was with Boston even without Mark Spitz swimming team could be strongest Ever a the United states men s Swimm ing team even without Mark Spitz and his seven Gold medals will be an awesome contingent and. Conceivably could win All 13 of its events at the summer olympics in Montreal four years ago in Munich Spitz won four individual races and sparked three american relay teams to Vic tory. All seven performances established world records. But Spitz Only performing in Montreal will be from the press Box where he will lend his voice to Abc s swimming coverage Doc Counsilman Spitz col lege coach at Indiana univer sity and now the men s olym Pic swimming head coach says there never will be another swimmer As dominating As Spitz. He also there never May be a More dominating american swim team than his 27-Man squad i feel that this is probably the Best International team we be Ever said coun Silman in a Telephone inter View from Canton Ohio where the male swimmers Are training we have a potential Winner in every event in the past we be had a few superstars now we have much greater depth there in t a single event in which we won t be contenders i anticipate the men will win half the Gold medals and lots of Silver and Bronze too there Are seven world record holders on the men s team three of Furniss Brian Goodell and John double world record holders Spitz whose 100-meter Butterfly Mark is the Only one of his four individual records to survive since 1972, is the Only american Man who owns a world record but is not com Peting. I m not surprised Mark s 100 Fly record is still Stan Counsilman said he had a fantastic 100 Fly in Munich. It was his Best event. He was much More outstanding in the Butterfly than he was in the freestyle Counsilman says the Dele Tion of two events and Superior depth ensures against a Spitz Type Domina Tion again the closest in Montreal could be John Naber world record Holder in the 200-meter backstroke the 6-foot-6 senior from the University of Southern California qualified at the american olympic trials in both the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 200 freestyle he also will swim in both relays Jim Montgomery world record Holder in the 100 freestyle will compete in the 100 and 200 freestyles and both relays Hencken world record Holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke led the qualifying for both events he also will swim in the 400 meter Medley relay Bobby Hackett also is a world record Holder he set a record for 800 meters in route to qualifying at the trials in the meters. The american men have been dominating swimming since the 1960s they won 10 Gold medals in Mexico City in 1968 four years ago the men took victories in nine Only two in which Spitz was not m Vok de there were 15 events on die men s program in those two olympics this year the 400 meter freestyle relay and the 200-meter individual Medley have been eliminated from the program Spitz won two of his medals in the 100 and 200 freestyles and americans Are heavily favored to succeed him As olympic champions in those events Montgomery bettered Spitz 100-meter freestyle record in june 1975, then lowered the Mark to 5059 seconds two months later. Furniss now holds the world Mark in the 200 freestyle along with the world record in the 200-meter individual Medley in the 400 and freestyles Goodell a 17 year old High school student holds both world records setting the Marks at the june trials the americans Are particularly Strong in the four freestyle events and the 800 meter freestyle relay coun Silman says it is just Chance that the United states Best bids for 1-2-3 sweeps Are in the freestyles especially the 100 and 200 meters Hencken has the world Marks in both breaststroke but rival David Wilkie from Scotland and the University of Miami rates As an equally Strong contender they re the class of the said Counsilman Naber poses a tall Barrier to East Germany s Roland Matthes in both backstroke Matthes the world record Holder m the 100 meters won both olympic backstroke events in 1968 and 1972, but Counsilman thinks Matthes has lost his enthusiasm for swimming and predicts a possible american sweep in both races Roger Pytell of East Germany smashed Spitz 200 Butterfly record less than two months ago but coun Silman says both Butterfly races Are tossup a whole Bunch of Guys Are separated be Mere tenths of he said a sentimental favorite in the 100 Butterfly is Gary Hall the medical student from Cincinnati who will be Mak ing his third trip to the olym pics Hall 24, is the oldest american swimmer he was Spitz Roommate at Munich where he won a Silver medal in the 200 Butterfly Counsilman feels the 400 individual Medley will be the most hotly contested event with Steve Furniss and Tim Mckee both former olympians and Rod Strachan expected to Battle a Trio of Tough hungarians including world record Holder Zoltan Veraszto Mckee was a Silver medallist at Munich losing to Sweden s Gunnar Larsson by 002 seconds the International picture has changed quite a said Counsilman who has joined other american coaches in tutoring foreign swimmers we have a lot of Competition we re much stronger but so is the rest of the world Tom Gompf coach of the diving team thinks his men can win Gold medals in both of their events Greg Louganis 16 qualified first in both the three meter springboard and the 10-meter platform events at the olympic trials and could pose a Strong threat to italian Star Klaus Dibiasi s bid for a turd straight olym Pic title in the platform Dibiasi is generally regarded As the world s Best i Gompf said think Louganis is about ready to supplant him Yarborough Daytona Beach Fla a Driver Cale Yar Borough roared into the no 2 spot in this year s National association of Stock car Auto racing earnings com petition with his Victory in the firecracker 400 Here Yarborough with to his credit edged out Richard Petty and was pushing David Pearson for the Lead in the earnings sweepstakes Gene Littles will direct a Myca at Home basketball Camp july 19 24 registration is now open at the local y for boys Ages 8-14 the program will begin each morning at 8 30 and continue until noon Hinson wins Flag Day tourney or w p Hinson topped the Field of 47 golfers in Emerywood s Flag Day tournament monday afternoon following Hinson were Carey Ilderton in second Bill Collins third de Grimsley fourth Jack Jeffords fifth and John Templeton sixth Hinson won the tournament on the third extra Hole of the one round tournament

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