Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 7, 1972 · Page 22
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Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, September 7, 1972
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Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, Sept. 7, 1972 Rick DeMont keep* medial he earned B* WILL GttlMSLEY AP Special Correspondent MUNICH (AP) - Rick DeMont, 18-year-old world recordholder from San Rafael, Calif., has been stripped of his gold mwla! in the 400-meter .freestyle swimming event, but the executive board of the In- ternationa] Olympic Committee agreed today to take another look at the decision made on the basis of a drug violation. The executive board discussed the matter briefly this morning and then announced it would hold a meeting Friday to listen to Clifford Buck, president of the U.S. Olympic committee. An IOC spokesman, askel about the announcement Wednesday vacating the medal, said: "That was right." But the spokesman then gave the details of the further meetings, indicating a U.S. appeal or protest was being considered. The spokesman, however, declined to elaborate Meanwhile, the 16-year-old DeMont was booked on a plane leaving Munich at 12:45 a.m. (6:45 a.m. CDT) for the United States. He apparently had the medal with him. While he refused to talk—he said on orders of Ken Treadway, the swimming team manager—teammates said: 1 "Sure he's got the medal. It's his." The IOC announced formally Wednesday night that the gold medal won by DeMont in the 400 freestyle was being vacated because of traces of a drug— Ephredine—in his tests. Then the IOC apparently had second thoughts. DeMont admitted that he had taken tablets containing Ephredine to ease an asthmatic condition. He has been taking medication for asthma for two years. The announcement Wednesday night, in a formal news release delivered to all news sources, attributed the action to the IOC executive board. It quoted Prince Alexander Demerode, chairman of the IOC drug commission. Doug Roby of Detroit, U.S. member of the IOC said the action could not be official. "I was not told of it," he said. "We had no meeting on the matter. My understanding was that we were to meet this morning." Oomph! West Germany's Wilfrcid Dietrich throws American heavyweight wrestler Chris Taylor of Dowagiac, Mich., during Wednesday's Greco-American wrestling match at the Munich Games. Dietrich won the gold medal. (AP Wirephoto via Cable from Munich) Israeli dead go home By HUBERT MIZELL MUNICH (AP) - Israeli Olympians slain by Arab terrorists were homeward bound Thursday, accompanied by their grieving Israeli teammates who came to Munich in search of triumph and left in tragedy. Ten coffins bearing the remains of 10 of the 11 of the dead Israelis were flown to Tel Aviv aboard an Israeli jetliner that also carried home the Israeli athletes. The body of the llth victim remained at Fuer- stenfeldbruck Air Base, where nine of the hostages died in a Shootout climax to the Tuesday tragedy. At that base a U.S. Air Force plane stood by to carry the body of David Berger to his native town, Shaker Heights, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. Berger had dual citizenship. He was born in the United States, and his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Berger, still live in the Cleveland area. Berger moved to Israel Most athletes like idea of resuniDtion Major League NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (325 al bats)— B.Williams, Chi, .342; Cedeno, Hen. .335. RUNS— Morgan, Cin, 111; Bonds. SF, 98. RUNS BATTED IN— Stargcll, Pgh, 108; B.Williams, Chi, 99. HITS— B.Williams. Chi, 171 ; Rose, Cin, 169. DOUBLES— Cedeno. Htn, 34; Montanez. Phi. 33. TRIPLES— Bowa, Phi, 10; Rose, Cin, 10; Brock, StL. S. HOME RUNS— Colbert, SD, 36: Stargell. Pali. 33. STOLEN BASES— Brock, StL. 54; Morgan, Cin, 47; Cedeno, Htn, 47. PITCHING (12 Decisions ) — Marshall. Mon, 14-4, .777, 1.57 Nolan, Cin, 14-4, .777, 2.01 Carlton, Phi, 22-8. .733, 2.12. STRIKEOUTS— Carlton, Phi, 263; Seaver, NY, 19U. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (325 at bats)— Carcw. Min, .317; D.Allen, Chi, .316;, Oak, .316. RUNS— Murcer, NY, SS; Rucii. Oak, 81. RUNS BATTED IN— D. Allen, Chi, 92; Murcer, NY, 81. HITS— Rudi. Oak, 160; Pimtlla, KC, 150. DOUBLES— Piniella. KC, lib. Murcer, NY, 27. TRIPLES— Fisk, Bn, 8; Rudi Oak, 8; Murcer, NY, 7. HOME RUNS— D.Allen, Chi. '12- Murcer, NY, 26. STOLEN BASES— D. Nelson, Tex, 38; Campaneris, Oak. 36. PITCHING (12 Decisions i — Kaat, Mm, 10-2. .833, 2.06 Odorn Oak. 13-4, .764, 2.25. STRIKEOUTS— N.Rvan, Cul, 254; Lolich, Del, 207. Cardinals lose Paul Gipson ST. LOUIS (AP) - Running back Paul Gipson, who WHS acquired in a trade with the Detroit Lions Tuesday, failed t o pass his physical examination for the St. Louis football Cardinals Wednesday, Coach Bob Hollway said. The Cardinals sent linebacker Rick Ogle to Detroit for Gipson. However, under the terms of the agreement, the Big Red will receive a 1973 draft choice because Gipson's knee injury jttees not permit him to play. 'The Cardinals did not disclose hew high a draft choice they Would get as compensation. Gipson was the No. 2 draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons to 1970 and was traded to the Lions last year. CITY CLASS B SOFTBALL Fwt*rburg 5 (WP—D. Slahlhut). l4»c«rt 3 ftp— H. Weaver). HR- Lancer*, 2ad, none on. 2 <WP— RusWM). Fo*« (LP— D. StaWEuC. HR— woody'*, ftth. ° ne By HUBERT MIZF.LL AP Sports Writer "Life must go on," said U.S. discus thrower Olga Connally. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Pittsburgh Chicat'i Nuw York St l.'Hil.-, Montreal Philadelphia Cincinnati Huston Los Angeles Atlanta San Fraiu isu. ban DIL'JJO \V. s;i 71 (Hi en uo w West ^ 73 71 ',1 i fiS -IS L. •16 <i! d2 US 69 S3 49 5>i h(l 72 74 b2 Pet. .<vt3 .538 .51 fi .481 .-IG5 .361! .626 .537 .5-12 .4 SO .43ft .3i>!> G.B. — 1 3 1 2 1 11 ' -. 21 " 23 36 — a 11 O't •-'•I ' .. 331,; Wednesday's Result* Philadelphia 3 St I.mils 2 Monuv.:! 7, Nr'.v Y"rk Pittsburgh -! t. hK Jg'i I' San hvani-i-to ^ I.'u-^. I nuinniui 6 L •> Aivele.s : Other s'lu!..-. n.,t bCi..di:k-il Thursday's dann-s rkiUbti.'!! (\VjiMJn 1U-^) Lit SI Luuo i Sunu<nni d '.t, , : i adelplna i Curlti>n -l^-5i N tMo'jie *i-7» York iMcAndrew H'-">i, N C :,n apo (Hi " •'• -!i burgh i bi iles 1 .-r-i. Cincinnati iNnUin ingnam 10-11) al Sa v-tll tj-S and N'r.rni; n. e! h t AtiaMi. Anjiclua 11-1 tein.m i Ran l-d| N I-ririav's lia at N e u !_•) at Putb- ,;nrl bill- 9) 2. twi- ll al PltliV'.;!"; Si Louii li at at N ! I. OS , Y(.;k. AnjJt'le-- l ; raiKis.. AMERICAN LEAGUE East W. L. Pet. ,. iron 7! tn York G.B. ] . „. ord.) , . won flrnt round of play record and Fosterburg jteccuid round with 6-0 rec- 70 t- Baltimore bj 62 .5:-" 'J Cleveland ol 70 .456 10 Milwaukee 53 7ti 402 IB', \\esi Oakland 77 53 .5'i2 — Chicago 73 5" ,5o2 4 Minnesota ^ 63 .506 11 Kansas City 12 W> ,4W 1-1 California 61 69 .4b'J 16 Texas 50 SI 3b2 27;, Wednesday's Kesuhs Oakland 9, Chicago 1 Cleveland 4. Milwaukee 3 1st Milwaukee 6 Cleveland 2 2nd B.jston 2, New York U Detroit 4, Baltimore 3 California 3. Kansas City l Minnesota 2 Texas 0 Thursday's Games New York (Kline 15-5; at Boston (Siebert ll-ll). N Detron (Slayback 5-6) at Baltimore (Cuellar 14-10) N Milwaukee (Parsons 10-12) at Cleveland (Tidrow 13-12), N California (Messersmiih b-6) at Kansas City (Montgomery 01) .'. Minnesota (Perry 11-11) at Te.v as, (Bosnian 7-S), N Oakland (Blue 5-7) at Chicago (Wood i3-12;. N Friday's Games New York at Boston N Minnesota at Kansas City 2 twi- ni^ht Detroit at Baltimore, N Milwaukee at Cleveland, N Oakland at Texas. N' California al Chiiiiuu, '• JL "I will compete and if I win, I shall enjoy it even though the scars of this tragedy linger on within me." The Czech-born athlete, like most of the American Olympic contingent, approved today the decision to continue; sports action despite thu murders of nine Israeli team members. "It's like last year, when my mother and father died within two weeks of one another." said Mrs. ConnalK, 39, wife of ex-Olympic hammer thrower Hal Con- nnlly. "It almost killed me, but. the day after the last funeral, I had to feed kids, wash clothes and go to work. 1'he scars are on your heart, but life does go on." Debbie Hill, a gymnast from Reno, Nev., said s.:e was shaking with fea>' wliilo .\r:'b terrorists held Israeli hostages through most of 'Mi.'Sday. "It was tremendous fear," she said. "Nobody won'vr' much at first, but it grew and got really tense. I left 'lie village and spent the night \v:th niv husband in hi.; camper." Sieve (.'enter, the Yanks' double gold medalist in s w i m i n g from Lakewood, Calif., said lie understood the Isn.oli sur\ivors were t> "ones who really decided if the games would continue. Since they said the Olympi-s should go on. they'll go on." Boxing hopes still alive By BOB JOHNSON MUNICH -(AP) - "Just plain ol' beat 'em," is !ho strategy of U.S. boxers Jesse V a I cl e 7. and Ricarrlo Can-eras—and Primo Giari- carlo says his Italian has ketball team is going to h.ivo to learn a little boxing, too, to knock off the unbeaten Yanks. Valdez and Carreras, America's "Latin Connection" in the ring, moved into !h«,- semifinals of these 20th Summer Olympics Wednesday as the Games, tragically interrupted by the Arab tenvrists' murderous attnCK on the Israeli team, resumed following a 24-hour postponement and a memorial for the slain Olympians. After heavyweight Dime Bobick's loss to Cuban Tco ( 'il!) Stevenson on Tuesday, it was beginning to look as il'l ho critics were right in saying U.S. amateur boxing had gone into a dismal skid. But the two American A,r Force sergeants—Valdez, i 25-year-old Mexican-American welterweight from Houston, and Carreras, 23, a New York bantamweight o f Puerto Kican origin—put at least a temporary halt to Ihft criticism. "I can't say I'm the best, ' Valdez grinned after he had fancy-danced, pummeled and j a b b e d Russian Anatoly Kholov into submission, "but the fans seem to think so. I don't want to brag—but I guess I'm pretty good." Carreras had a tougher time of it, winning a split decision from another Russian, Vasily Solomin, by- dominating the first and third rounds while the Soviet boxer counter-punched effectively in the second. Carreras got a bit of ;i break when Spain's Junn Francisco Rodriguez lost to Alfonso Zamora, a Mexican whom Carreras feared less. Zamora won whr-n Rodriguez bent over to pick up his mouthpiece and the referee, thinking he was falling over, halted the bout. Rodriguez went haywire, crying pounding the canvas and charging the referee before being restrained. "Too bad for him but okay for mo," Carreras said Valdez will face Cuban Emilio Correa, who out- pointed West German Guenter Meier. Gincarlo believes his team's effectiveness at stopping the Yanks from close in will sp-^'l the difference in Thursday night's semifinal. Russia plays Cuba in the other semifinal. "The United States," Italy's coach said, "is very tough defensively and in rebounding. Beating the Americans to die boards is going to be one o- our problems. ''We must box out. something we haven't been able to do very well. I stressed that in our workouts since Monday," he add^d. Italy is 5-2 here while the Yanks. 7-0, have never lo.;' in 62 Olympic contests the sport was introduced in the 1936 Berlin Games. Giancarlo is also counting on what he believes is a less- than-high spirit on the part of t h e young U.S. squad "Somehow I get the impression that they only have played as hard as was necessary to win. Now I'm just hoping that they don't decide to really open up against us." Rick DeMont swam as hard as was necessary to win but, on Wednesday, the powers- that-be here really opened up against him—or, more swimmingofficials. Last Friday, DeMont. won the gold medal in the 400- meter freestyle—but after the race, traces of Ephedrine were found in a .sample of his urine. Because of that, the 16- year-old swimmer from San Rafael, Calif., who takes the medication to combat an asthmatic condition, was asked by the International Olympic Committee to withdraw fro mSunday's 1,500- meter freestyle, the event in which he held the world record. Mike Burton of Sacramento, Calif., won that race. And on Wednesday, the IOC stripped DeMont of his 400- meter gold because of his use of Ephedrine, a drug banned by the IOC's Medical Coin- mission. Prince Alexandre De Merode of the commission said officials of other teams had taken up the question of the drug and had been advised to substitute another one but that U.S. officials had failed to do so. Another thing Americans have failed to do Is much of anything in much of anything in Greeo-Roman wrestling, in the first round involving 10 weight classes,- Only Air Force Capt. Wayne Baughman, 31, of Universal City, .Tex, managed a victory, pinning Sweden's Roland Anderson in a 198-pound match. Montreal determined MONTREAL (AP) - The City Of Montreal is determined to go ahead with plans for the 1976 Olympic Games regardless of any threat of guerrilla action similar to the killing of Israeli athletes in Munich, Mayor Jean Drapeau sad Wednesday. "Just the thought of gving up the Montreal Olympic Games because of the terrible events in Munich would be to admit to the right of barbarity to impose its dictates on cvilizaton," Mayor Drapeau told a news conference. The mayor was referrng to terrorist attacks Tuesday on Israeli team-members at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Eleven Israelis were killed and the Games delayed 24 hours. Asked whether the events in Munich would mean tighter security measures for the Montreal Games, Mayor Drapeau replied that Montreal's security plans are "not definite." "It would be hard to im a g i n e better security measures than those in Munich. And still this sad situation occurred. "Would it be possible to have more control? I doubt it. "Is it possible to have better security without destroying the spirit of the Games? Is it possible to ask for more cooperation from the people—to ask them to submit to more security measures for their own benefit? That is the $64 question." The mayor said he hoped the army could help with t e c h n i c al assistance and expertise in staging the Games but it would be better if "the image of the army could be absent." "I would like the image of peace and harmony to reign." in 1970 and eventually qualified for the Israeli Olympic weightlifting team. U.S. and Israeli Consulate officials went to the Fuer- stenfeldbruck field to pay final respects to Rerger before the departure of his body on the plane. President Nixon condemned the terrorist action, and Washington made the big Air Force jet available for the direct flight to Cleveland. The Israeli plane carrying the other 10 victims and the athletes left from Munich's regular civilian air field. Walter Scheel, West German foreign minister, paid his respects at Munich Airport along with Willi Daume, president of the Organizing Committee- for the 20th Olympic Games. Two of the Israelis were gunned down Tuesday when guerrillas attacked them in Olympic Village and nine more died in a bloodbath at a nearby military airfield after German sharpshooters attempted to pick off the fleeing Arabs. Five terrorists and a M u n i c h policeman also perished The wooden caskets were loaded at dawn onto a Boeing 707 for the four-hour trip to the Israeli capital. Security was tight with armed guards having encircled the plane all night. The departure time had been kept secret. Survivors who attended a memorial for their murdered teammates Wednesday at Olympic Stadium .were bused directly to the ramp where the plane was parked. At almost the same time the Israeli plane was being locked up for the flight to Tel Aviv, about 15 Egyptians were heading for the international departure ramp. "We arc with the team from Egypt and we are going home," said a mustachioed Arab. "I have nothing more to sav." 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