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September 30, 1985

Note from the International Olympic Committee President to the National Olympic Committee President of China, People’s Republic of (PRC)

Mr. Zhong SHITONG,
Chinese Olympic Committee
9, Tiyuguan Road


Lausanne, September 30th, 1985
Ref. No. 10018 /85/bog

Re. Joint meeting 2 Koreas

Dear President Zhong,

It was most kind of you to write to me in connection with the forthcoming meeting between the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Committee of the D.P.R. Korea and the Korean Olympic Committee. I appreciate both your advice and your support.

The IOC is ready to use its best efforts to reduce tensions relating to the Games of the XXIVth Olympiad and to ensure that such Games are celebrated in conformity with the provisions of the Olympic Charter. The Olympic Charter applies equally, in relation to the Games, to the IOC, the International Federations and the NOCs.

I am sure that all parties will discuss tin the utmost good faith to seek workable solutions to any problems which may exist and that the solutions will take into account the requirements of the Olympic Charter.

Like you, Mr. President, my hope is that the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement can continue to contribute to peace and international understanding in the world. I am always grateful to receive any advice and counsel which you may be prepared to offer, on this and any other matters relating to the Olympic Movement, of which each of us forms part.

Yours very truly,

Juan Antonio Samaranch

A letter from the IOC President Samaranch to the President of the Chinese Olympic Committee confirming receipt of a previous letter and thanking him for his advice and support.

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International Olympic Committee Archives (Switzerland), SEOUL’ 88, POLITICAL MATTERS, DE 1982 A MAI 86. Obtained for NKIDP by Sergey Radchenko.


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