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April 14, 1971

[Zhou Enlai's] Conversation with the U.S. Table Tennis Delegation

Zhou Enlai speaks with President of the U.S. Table Tennis Association, Graham Steenhoven, after the 31st annual World Table Tennis Championships. Steenhoven thanks Premier Zhou for inviting the U.S. ping-pong team and U.S. journalists to China. U.S. journalists ask Zhou to comment on the American hippie movement. Steenhoven extends an invitation to the Chinese ping-pong team to visit the U.S.

December 10, 1956

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Report, 'Australian Soviet Friendship Society'

At a social event in Sydney held in honor of the Soviet Olympic team, Soviet runner Vladimir Kutz received a gift which contained a dead rat painted yellow.

September 18, 1985

Memo of Meeting Between Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister, Maria Zaharieva, and North Korean Ambassador to Bulgaria, Ha Dong-yun

Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister, Maria Zaharieva meets with North Korean Ambassador, Ha Dong-yun to discuss North Korea's concerns regarding South Korean involvement in international venues to be hosted in Bulgaria.

May 18, 1971

Note from Chairman of the Bulgarian Union for Physical Culture and Sport, Regarding 1971 Sofia Wrestling World Cup

Note from the Chairman of the Bulgarian Union for physical Culture and Sport, Tredafil Martinski, detailing plans to exclude capitalist countries from participation in the 1971 Wrestling World Cup to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

January 20, 1980

Letter by President Jimmy Carter to the President of the United States Olympic Committee Robert Kane

Jimmy Carter explains his call for a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics in reponse to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

February 9, 1974

Xinhua News Agency, 'Decision of All-China Sports Federation on Participation in Seventh Asian Games'

A Xinhua News Agency press release on the meeting congratulated the Asian Games Federation on its decision to expel the "Chiang Kai-shek clique" (the Republic of China) and invited Taiwanese athletes to participate in the PRC’s team, a decision which would indicate acceptance of the PRC’s control over Taiwanese sports affairs.

November 16, 1973

Speech to the Asian Games Federation Council by Hassan Rassouli, Secretary-General of the Iranian Organizing Committee

Hassan Rassouli, secretary-general of the Iranian organizing committee and director-general of the governmental Iranian Physical Education Organization, makes a speech in support of the People's Republic of China's application to the Asian Games Federation. Rassouli offered a pan-Asian discourse that members could use to publically legitimize their pro-PRC decision by claiming that they were fighting against Western paternalism in sports affairs.

September 18, 1973

Iranian-Japanese Motion to the Asian Games Federation on the Participation of the People's Republic of China

Motion for the acceptance of the People's Republic of China into the Asian Games Federation.

August 1973

Taiwanese Response to the IOC Concerning the PRC’s Application, 'Referring PRC’s Application [sic]'

Taiwanese sports officials complain in response to the People's Republic of China's application to join the Asian Games Federation. The PRC sought to be recognized as the sole representative of "China," effectively ejecting the Republic of China from the organization. The Taiwanese officials sought to present Taiwan as an independent country, which should be permitted to participate alongside the PRC in the Asian Games.

August 7, 1973

All-China Sports Federation Application for Chinese Membership in the Asian Games Federation

After withdrawing from international sports events during the Cultural Revolution, the People's Republic of China recreated ties with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through the Asian Games. In the application, the PRC asserted it's right to represent all of China "including the Taiwan province" and be recognized as "the sole legitimate organization representing China."