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Voice of America, 97-08-10

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From: The Voice of America <gopher://gopher.voa.gov>


CONTENTS

  • [01] ATHENS 97 DAY EIGHT WRAP BY STEVEN SCHY (ATHENS)
  • [02] U.S. / BOSNIAN / HOLBROOKE (S ONLY) BY VICTOR BEATTIE (WASHINGTON)
  • [03] ATHENS '97 - DAY NINE PREVIEW (S) BY STEVE SCHY (ATHENS)
  • [04] U-S/BOSNIA (S ONLY) BY VICTOR BEATTIE (WASHINGTON)

  • [01] ATHENS 97 DAY EIGHT WRAP BY STEVEN SCHY (ATHENS)

    DATE=8/9/97
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-218343
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: THE WOMEN WERE IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE WORLD TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ATHENS, GREECE, SATURDAY WITH THE RUNING OF THE MARATHON IN THE MORNING AND FIVE OTHER WOMEN'S GOLD MEDAL EVENTS DURING THE EVENING SESSION. VOA'S STEVE SCHY HAS DETAILS IN THIS REPORT.

    TEXT: HIROMI SUZUKI OF JAPAN HAS WON THE WOMEN'S MARATHON IN A COURSE RECOD TIME OF TWO HOURS, TWENTY-NINE MINUTES AND 48 SECONDS. HER KEY TO VICTORY WAS HER STRENGTH ON THE HILLS OVER THE TOUGH 42 KILOMETER, 195 METER COURSE.

    ANA FIDELIA QUIROT OF CUBA OPENED SATURDAY EVENING'S COMPETITION BY WINNING THE 800 METER GOLD MEDAL IN ONE MINUTE 57-POINT-ONE-FOUR SECONDS. IN THE LONG JUMP, LIUDMILA GALTINA OF RUSSIA HAD THE LONGEST LEAP IN THE WORLD THIS YEAR -- SEVEN-POINT-ZERO-FIVE METERS -- TO CAPTURE THE GOLD.

    TRINE HATTESTAD OF NORWAY WON THE GOLD IN THE JAVELIN THROW WITH A TOSS OF SIXTY-EIGHT METERS SEVENTY-EIGHT. IN THE FIVE THOUSAND METERS EVENT, ROMANIAN GABRIELA SZABO USED A BURST OF SPEED IN THE LAST 100 METERS TO TAKE THE GOLD.

    AND IN THE ANXIOUSLY AWAITED FOUR-BY-ONE HUNDRED METER RELAY, THE UNITED STATES TEAM TOOK THE GOLD MEDAL IN A CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD 41-POINT FOUR-SEVEN SECONDS. GAYLE DEVERS WHO RAN THE ANCHOR LEG SUMMED IT UP FOR THE TEAM.

    /// DEVERS ACTUALITY ///

    I'M VERY HAPY. WE WANTED TO COME OUT HERE..WE WANTED TO PEFORM WELL AND I BELIEVE THAT WE DID THAT. WE SET A CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD, WE SET AN AMERICAN RECORD..AND YOU CAN'T BE ANY HAPPIER THAN THAT.

    /// END ACT ///

    THAT'S AMERICAN GAYLE DEVERS. (SIGNED)
    NEB/SD
    09-Aug-97 4:40 PM EDT (2040 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [02] U.S. / BOSNIAN / HOLBROOKE (S ONLY) BY VICTOR BEATTIE (WASHINGTON)

    DATE=8/8/97
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-218327
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: U-S SPECIAL ENVOY RICHARD HOLBROOKE APPLAUDS A NATO DECISION TO TREAT SPECIAL MILITARY POLICE IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA JUST LIKE SOLDIERS. V-O-A'S VICTOR BEATTIE REPORTS MR. HOLBROOKE IS THE ARCHITECT OF A 1995 PACIFICATION AGREEMENT FOR THE REGION AND NOW HE'S THERE TRYING TO MAKE IT WORK. MR. HOLBROOKE SAYS THERE IS PROGRESS:

    TEXT: APPEARING ON THE CABLE NEWS NETWORK (LATE FRIDAY) FROM BELGRADE, MR. HOLBROOKE SAYS THE NATO CRACKDOWN ON MAVERICK POLICE UNITS IS A SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT. MR. HOLBROOKE SAYS THESE POLICE, OPERATING IN BEHALF OF ALL THREE MAJOR FACTIONS IN THE CONTENTIOUS BALKANS, WERE CHANGING UNIFORMS AND DECLARING THEMSELVES EXEMPT FROM THE 1995 AGREEMENT REACHED AT DAYTON, OHIO.

    IN WASHINGTON, STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN JAMES RUBIN CALLS THOSE UNITS THE MOST PERNICIOUS OF FORCES IN BOSNIA HARASSING SUPPORTERS OF DAYTON AND DEMOCRACY. HE SAYS THEY NOW WILL BE MORE TIGHTLY CONTROLLED BY THE NATO STABILIZATION FORCE, OR S-FOR:

    // RUBIN ACTUALITY //

    THE AMERICAN MILITARY, THE NATO MILITARY ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH OUR DIPLOMATS TO TRY TO GET CIVILIAN-MILITARY COOPERATION TO INTENSIFY OUR EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT DAYTON.

    // END ACTUALITY //

    MR. RUBIN SAYS S-FOR WILL BE MORE ROBUST IN ENSURING SPECIAL POLICE FORCES ARE NOT USED TO UNDERMINE DAYTON.

    MR. HOLBROOKE SAYS THE UNITED STATES IS COMMITTED TO MAKING DAYTON WORK BUT HE WOULD NOT SAY U-S TROOPS WILL BE OUT OF BOSNIA BY NEXT JUNE AS HAS BEEN STATED IN THE PAST. (SIGNED)
    NEB/VIC/CF
    08-Aug-97 10:12 PM EDT (0212 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [03] ATHENS '97 - DAY NINE PREVIEW (S) BY STEVE SCHY (ATHENS)

    DATE=8/10/97
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-218355
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: THE FINAL DAY OF THE WORLD TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GREECE HAS GOTTEN UNDER WAY WITH THE MEN'S MARATHON. V-O-A'S STEVE SCHY IS IN ATHENS WITH A REPORT ON THE WINNER, AND A PREVIEW OF THE LAST NIGHT OF THE COMPETITION.

    TEXT: ABEL ANTON OF SPAIN HAS WON THE MEN'S MARATHON EVENT, COVERING THE 42-KILOMETER AND 195 METER COURSE SUNDAY MORNING IN A TIME OF TWO HOURS, 13 MINUTES AND 16 SECONDS. FELLOW-SPANIARD MARTIN FIZ FINISHED FIVE SECONDS BACK TO CLAIM THE SILVER, WHILE THE BRONZE MEDAL WAS WON BY AUSTRALIAN STEVE MONEGHETTI (2:14:16).

    WHEN THE COMPETTITION GETS UNDER WAY SUNDAY EVENING, EIGHT MORE GOLD MEDALS WILL BE UP FOR GRABS, MAKING IT THE BUSIEST NIGHT OF ATHENS '97.

    THE MEN WILL BE COMPETING FOR GOLD MEDALS IN THE POLE VAULT, DISCUS THROW, FIVE-THOUSAND METERS, AND IN THE FOUR-BY-400 METER AND FOUR-BY-100 METER RELAYS.

    THE WOMEN WILL BE SEEKING GOLD MEDALS IN THE HIGH JUMP, THE FOUR-BY-400 METER, AND THE FOUR-BY-100 METER RELAYS. (SIGNED)
    NEB/SS/EH
    10-Aug-97 11:09 AM EDT (1509 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [04] U-S/BOSNIA (S ONLY) BY VICTOR BEATTIE (WASHINGTON)

    DATE=8/9/97
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-218345
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: U-S BALKANS ENVOY RICHARD HOLBROOKE SAYS HE HAS WON A PROMISE FROM THE SERB MEMBER OF THE BOSNIAN PRESIDENCY THAT FORMER BOSNIAN SERB LEADER RADOVAN KARADZIC WILL BE KEPT OUT OF POLITICS. V-O-A'S VICTOR BEATTIE REPORTS WHILE MR. HOLBROOKE ACHIEVED SOME MOMENTUM IN THE PEACE AGREEMENTS HE ENGINEERED, HE ACKNOWLEDGES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DAYTON PEACE ACCORDS IS BEHIND SCHEDULE:

    TEXT: MR. HOLBROOKE SAYS HE RECEIVED A UNILATERAL OFFER FROM MOMCILO KRAJISNIK THAT AN AGREEMENT REACHED MORE THAN ONE YEAR AGO KEEPING MR. KARADZIC OUT OF POLITICS WILL BE RESPECTED. THE U-S ENVOY SAYS WASHINGTON, WHILE NOT SATISFIED, WILL WATCH CAREFULLY TO SEE THE PROMISE IS FULFILLED.

    U-S STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN JAMES RUBIN SAYS THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN U-S POLICY REGARDING WAR CRIMES SUSPECTS OR PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC, A DAYTON SIGNATORY:

    ///RUBIN ACTUALITY///

    UNTIL HE HELPS ENSURE THAT KARADZIC IS NOT STOPPING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DAYTON THAT HE WILL BE ISOLATED, THAT HE WILL BE LEFT OUT OF A EUROPE THAT IS NOW COMING TOGETHER.

    ///END ACTUALITY///

    THE U-S ENVOY OFFERED ECONOMIC INCENTIVES TO MR. MILOSEVIC AS WELL AS A THREAT OF FURTHER SANCTIONS UNLESS HE ABIDED BY HIS DAYTON COMMITTMENTS.

    MR. HOLBROOKE, ALONG WITH U-S ENVOY TO THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA ROBERT GELBARD, WON AGREEMENTS FROM THE BOSNIAN JOINT PRESIDENCY ON AMBASSADORS, A TELEPHONE SYSTEM AND MILITARY COOPERATION. THEY FAILED TO REACH AN ACCORD ON CURRENCY.

    MR. HOLBROOKE SAYS THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS ROUGHLY ONE YEAR BEHIND DAYTON IMPLEMENTATION. (SIGNED)
    NEB/SD
    09-Aug-97 7:18 PM EDT (2318 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


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