South African Hospitality and Information Center SAN-ROC's efforts in support of South Africa's expulsion from World Sporting Federations ACOA presence, All day seminar on Apartheid and Sport
Scene: Olympic Games – Montreal, 1976 - July 21 - 24
by Raphael Gould, American Committee on Africa
Late July 1976
American Committee on Africa
This report from the Olympic Games in Montreal discusses the great interest and media coverage about South Africa generated by the withdrawal from the Games by 29 African nations plus Iraq, Sri Lanka, and Guyana. Jean-Claude Ganga, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Sport in Africa, took every opportunity to explain the circumstances leading to the withdrawals. The crisis that arose on the New Zealand Rugby Tour was not a last-minute eruption at the Games but had been a subject of controversy for many months. Even at the eleventh hour, reasonable alternatives were offered by the Supreme Council of Sport in Africa, namely the cessation of the New Zealand Rugby tour, and not the withdrawal of the New Zealand Olympic team. All day seminar on Apartheid and Sport. The seminar received news that South Africa had been expelled by the International Amateur Athletic Federation from all participation in track and field.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections