SOVIET DEVELOPMENTS

Created: 9/7/1972

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DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE

Soviet Developments

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Westlympic Games; Medals for Some, Freedom for Others

WESTLYMPIC GAMES: Medals for Some, Freedom for Others

consulate in Munich has learned frompolice that to date there have beenefectors among East Europeans attending the Olympics. Apparently no athlete or functionary with Olympic documentation has defected.

The figure presumably includeszech tourists who refused to return home last week. So far this group defection has been the only one reported by the press. The lack of reporting, at least in the past few days, is undoubtedly because the tragedy that befell the Israeli team has completelyall other events. At least two Poles are also known to have defected.

Defections of East Germans would be particularly embarrassing at this time. Bonn and Pankow arenegotiationseneral political treaty that will supposedly include provisions for bilateral cooperation in the fields of justice, culture, and sports. The East German Governmentarefully screened people tothe games as spectators and has instituted very stringent measures to control their movement and behavior. Defections would detract badly from the favorable publicity East Germany hoped to derive from the considerable accomplishmentslympic medals to

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