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Page Twelve


I nursdĀ©y, July 15, 1976


U.S. weighs Games pullout

M 0 N T R E A L -Philip
0. Krumm, president of the
U.S. Olympic committee, said
yesterday the Americans were
seriousl fconsidering with-
drawing from the Montreal
Olympic Games."
To bead off the threat, Olym-
pic officials hatched a new plan
to save the Games and the hon-
or of the Taiwanese. They want
to allow two yachtsmen to com-
pete under the name of the Re-
public of China with their na-
tional flag.
That would be a direct de-
fiance of the Canadian govern-
ment, which has shut the bulk
of the Taiwanese team out of
the country under pressure
from Communist China.
The International Olympic
Committee discussed the plan
in closed session, the Associ-
ated Press learned. No decision
was announced.
In Ottawa, meanwhile, a
spokesman for Canadian Prime
Minister Pierre Trudeau said
"there is no spirit" in the gov-
ernment to yield on the issue.
The yachtsmen, two broth-
ers named Lim, had been at
the Olympic yachting center
at Kingston, Ont., for two
weeks along with their coach,
Thomas Hseuh. They have
dual citizenship and entered
Canada on U. S. passports,
Monique Berlioux, director of
the IOC, told a news confer-
ence: "They are properly ac-
credited by the organizing com-
mittee under the name of the
Republic of China."
Lawrence Ting, head of the
Taiwan delegation in the Olym-
pic village, emphatically told
' the IOC tht his athletes would
not march in Saturday's open-
ing parade under the Olympic
flag and the IOC insignia.
That finally killed the IOC
plan for compromise that

would satisfy the Canadian
IOC members switched their
strategy to the yachtsmen at
Kingston after Krumm made it
known that the American dele-
gition was ready to walk out
of the Cames in protest against
f%,e Canadian position, if neces-
"We have not made a final
determination because there is
so much at stake," the greying
69-year-old retired businessman
from Kenosha, Wis., said in his
Montreal hotel suite while the
operator turned back hundreds
of telephone calls.
"We want to see what final
action the International Olym-
pic Committee takes. A deci-
sion may be made within 12 or
24 hours. But we have to con-
sider the matter very serious-
"Mexico has already told
us that it would follow suit,
and there are other countries
of the same mind. It may be
six or it may be 70 but it
would turn the Games into
"Also, we have to think about
all of the time, money and de-
dication that our athletes have
put into training for this
event-two years of it. And it
would be a shame to have all of
this wiped out by the dictorial
of one man, acting against the
will of his people."
Krumm's reference was to
C a n a d a 's Prime Minister
Pierre Trudeau, who in a last-
minute move refused to honor
visas of the small Taiwanese
delegation unless that group
agreed to march in the opening
parade under a different
name - Taiwan instead of the.
official Republic of China-and
not carry the official flag or
sing the national anthem.

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Opening Ceremonies
Archery 7


Track and field A A-, '' A AV
Basketbafl -44 4 w l
Boxing _ __ __ _n M M\ MI hn, n n( R ( n l"
Canoeing ~s "----.,
Equestrian Sports -' il-
Football ,);4 4, 4_ 1 _r
Gymnastics ________1
Handball _) _ g )2 A F F
Hockey _,A _A rA
Judo , fx t, , t lf,-
Mod. Pentathlon - "r'
Rowing. .i~~~
Volleyball ____ !~
weightlifting -.
wrestling -
Yachting___ L4.
Closing Ceremonies ' TT-I

Wolverines reach Olympics
By RICH LERNER giving alternate status to team Canadian team may be allow
members Leclerc, Rothwell and in.
If and when the XXI Olym- Medd. Leclerc, an all-arounder f
piad begins in Montreal Satur- Iecr
day, at least four Michigan ath- Leclerc, however, did well Michigan, has his best ned
ytes willeatricigin the enough to qualify as an individ- shot in the parallel bars.
-etes will be participating in the ual despite Canada's 13th place "The competition is so to
opening ceremoniesd finish. However only six indi- rific," s a i d Michigan coa
on the United States basketball viduals turned s c o r e s good Newt Loken. "The Japane
- t, G ,d, nip and Alan enough to qualify. Hence, the guys are super, super."


Leam, oru o ownie anuta
McClatchey will be swimming
for Great Britain, and gymnast
Pierre Leclerc will be perform-
ing for the host team Canada.
In addition, gymnasts Nigel
Rothwell and Bruce Medd may
also compete for Canada.
H u b b a r d stands the best
chance of winning a medal. The
center on the NCAA runner-up
Wolverines will serve as a back-
up to starting Olympic forwards
Scott May and Adrian Dantley.
The U.S. team has won eight
gold medals in basketball, fail-
ing only once, in 1972, when it
captured a silver medal.
Downie, the Big Ten cham-
pion in the 200-yard freestyle as
a freshman has an outside shot
of gaining a medal. In the World
Swimming Championships in
Cali, Colombia in 1975, Downie
placed fifth in the 400-meter
freestyle and sixth in the 200-
meter event, aaginst much of
the same competition that will
be in Montreal.
McClatchey will also be par-
ticipating in freestyle events.
Twelve individual gymnasts
qualify for the Games, in addi-
tion to the world's top 12 six-
man teams. Canada tinished
13th in the qualifying events,

Major League Standings

w L Pet. GB
New York 50 31 .617 -
Boston 40 40 .500 9y>
Baltimore 40 42 .488 10
Cleveland It 41 .481 11
Detroit 38 41 .481 11
Milwaukee 34 44 .436 14Y2
Kansas City 51 31 .622 -
Texas 44 38 .537 7
Oakland 44 41 .518 8%
Minnesota 39 44 .470 12%
Chicago 37 45 .451 14
California 35 52 .402 18 //
Yesterday's Results
No games seheduled
Today's Game
All-Star Game at Philadelphia,
8:30 p.m.
Yesteeday's Games
No games scheduled
Today's Games
noston (Pole 4-4 and Jones 2-0)
at Kansas City (Leonard 9-3 and
Bird 9-1), 2, to
New York (Figueroa 10-6 and
Holtzman 7-6) at Texas (Umbarger
7-6 and Briles 7-5), 2, to N
California (Ross 6-10) at Balti-
more (Palmer 11-8), n
Oakland (Blue 7-7) at Detroit
(Roberts 8-8), n
Cleveland (arown 7-4) at Minne-
Iota t(lane 1-I), a
Milwaukee (Tavers 10-6) at Chi-
eago (Brett 4-4), a

W L Pet. GB
Philadelphia 56 25 .691 -
Pittsburgh 46 35 .568 10
New York 46 42 .523 13'
St. Louis 36 46 .439 201
Chicago 36 40 .429 21!
Montreal 25 52 .325 29
Cincinnati 53 33 .616 -
Los Angeles 47 39 .547 6
San Diego 43 44 494 10
Houston 42 44 .488 11
Atlanta 40 45 .471 12K
San Francisco 35 52 .402 18
Yesterday's Results
No games scheduled
Today's Games
Al-star Game at Philadelphia,
8:30 p.m.
Yesterday's Games
No games scheduled
Today's Games
Philadelphia (Christenson 1-4) at
San Francisco (BaIT 6-6)
Atlanta (Niekro 9-4) at Pitts-
burgh (Candelarla 8-4), n
Montreal (Rogers 2-8) at Cincin-
nati (Nolan 7-4), n
Houston (Richard 9-9) at New
York (Koosman 9-6), n
St. Louis (Forsch 3-4) at Sim
Diego (Strom 8-9), n
Chicago (R. Rruschel 8-6) at Los
Angeles (Rau 7-6), a

Doily Photo by KN FINK
PHIL HUBBARD crashes into a South Caroline player in ac-
tion at Crisler Arena last December. The 6-7 sophomore-to-be
from Canton, Ohio is the first Michigan basketball player to
make the United States Olympic Team.

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