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People: Heenan, Coonan
Locations: Liverpool, Munich

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STOPPING APARTHEID IN SPORT

WIEN the executive council of

the International Olympics Committee meets in Munich today (Friday) it will have on its agenda a letter signed by 21 distinguished people asking that the executive should demand that South Africa abides by Article 1 of the Olympic Charter, which forbids discrimination against any country or person on grounds of their race, religion, or politics.

Archbishop Heenan of Liverpool was among the first supporters of the Campaign against Race Discrimination in Sport, formed last year to tackle the problem of apartheid as it affects sport. He is also among the signatories of the memorandum urging the British representative on the Olympic executive to support action to end the colour-bar in sport.

Mgr. Coonan, chaplain to overseas students in this country, was a member of the deputation to bring this memorandum to the notice of the British Olympic Association.




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