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Sports review of year’s highlights

Sports review of year’s highlights
News report; Interview; Special
TX Date
Dec 1978
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Sports review for 1978 covering track athletics, horse racing and equestrianism, rugby, boxing, golf, motor racing and rallying. Includes review of British medal prospects for 1980 Moscow Olympics with extracts of races by Steve Ovett, Daley Thompson, Allan Wells and Brendan Foster at the European and AAA Championships; interviews after the Shirley Heights Epsom Derby win with jockey Greville Starkey and trainer John Dunlop; Chef d’Equipe Ronnie Massarella on success of the British team at the World Equestrian Games; extract of Nick Skelton’s win at the Olympia International Championships; interview with Barry John on violence in rugby; interviews with boxers Jimmy Batten and Dave Green and writer George Plimpton, boxing analyst Ferdie Pacheco; reports on the RAC Rally including interviews with winner Hannu Mikola and with Russell Brookes. Presenters and interviewers not identified (poss. included Colin Turner; Dominic Allan).
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Colin Turner?; Ronnie Massarella; Greville Starkey; John Dunlop; Barry John; Jimmy Batten; Dave Green; George Plimpton; Ferdie Pacheco; Hannu Mikola; Russell Brookes; Dominic Allan?
Sport; Sports competitions; Great Britain; Violence; Athletics; Horse racing; Rugby football; Olympic games; Athletes; Sportsmen; Boxing; Golf; Sportswomen; Boxers; Equestrian sports; Motor racing; Moscow; Daley Thompson; Track and field; Steve Ovett; Brendan Foster; Allan Wells; Epsom Derby; Greville Starkey; Nick Skelton; Jimmy Batten; Dave Green; Hannu Mikola; Spotrs teams

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