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July 9, 1991 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The International Olympic Committee is expected to announce today an end to South Africa's 30 years of isolation and formally readmit the country to the family of sporting nations, according to sports officials in South Africa. The decision, which has been shepherded through international debate by the persistence of IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch, is expected to be made at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switerzerland.
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November 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The International Olympic Committee formally restored the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as independent members and invited them to the 1992 Winter and Summer Games.
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August 28, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch said Wednesday that the apparent disintegration of the Soviet Union could have an almost immediate impact on international sports, speculating that the three Baltic republics--Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania--will participate as independent nations in the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona, Spain.
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September 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Five decades after their annexation by the Soviet Union, the Baltic republics of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were welcomed back into the Olympic movement Wednesday and invited to compete in the 1992 Winter and Summer Games. Having regained their political independence in the wake of last month's failed coup in the Soviet Union, the republics formally were readmitted as full members of the International Olympic Committee.
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November 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The International Olympic Committee formally restored the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as independent members and invited them to the 1992 Winter and Summer Games.
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September 17, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The international body governing water sports has granted the former Soviet republics of Estonia and Latvia official membership, the first world sports organization to do so. The Rome office of FINA said that applications from both countries were accepted at a meeting in Perugia, Italy. FINA covers swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming. A record 134 national soccer teams have set their sights on the 1994 World Cup finals in the United States.
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September 13, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Soviet Olympic Committee and sports representatives from the remaining 12 republics voted unanimously Thursday to send a joint Soviet team to the 1992 Olympic Winter Games at Albertville, France, and to Barcelona, Spain, for the Summer Games. Eight Soviet republics have declared independence, raising questions about their participation in events to which the Soviet Union has been invited.
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September 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Five decades after their annexation by the Soviet Union, the Baltic republics of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were welcomed back into the Olympic movement Wednesday and invited to compete in the 1992 Winter and Summer Games. Having regained their political independence in the wake of last month's failed coup in the Soviet Union, the republics formally were readmitted as full members of the International Olympic Committee.
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February 23, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yuri Vaulin, the professional heavyweight boxer from Latvia--"Please don't write I from Soviet Union"--was talking about the joys of his new country, the United States. "I love to drive in America," he said, and he proudly pointed from the second-floor Queens gym to the street below, where his 1985 Cougar was parked. "To drive in America is wonderful," he said. "I drive to Philadelphia and Atlantic City. All streets here paved. Impossible to get lost in America--lots of signs."
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September 17, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The international body governing water sports has granted the former Soviet republics of Estonia and Latvia official membership, the first world sports organization to do so. The Rome office of FINA said that applications from both countries were accepted at a meeting in Perugia, Italy. FINA covers swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming. A record 134 national soccer teams have set their sights on the 1994 World Cup finals in the United States.
SPORTS
September 13, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Soviet Olympic Committee and sports representatives from the remaining 12 republics voted unanimously Thursday to send a joint Soviet team to the 1992 Olympic Winter Games at Albertville, France, and to Barcelona, Spain, for the Summer Games. Eight Soviet republics have declared independence, raising questions about their participation in events to which the Soviet Union has been invited.
SPORTS
August 28, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch said Wednesday that the apparent disintegration of the Soviet Union could have an almost immediate impact on international sports, speculating that the three Baltic republics--Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania--will participate as independent nations in the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona, Spain.
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July 9, 1991 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The International Olympic Committee is expected to announce today an end to South Africa's 30 years of isolation and formally readmit the country to the family of sporting nations, according to sports officials in South Africa. The decision, which has been shepherded through international debate by the persistence of IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch, is expected to be made at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switerzerland.
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February 23, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yuri Vaulin, the professional heavyweight boxer from Latvia--"Please don't write I from Soviet Union"--was talking about the joys of his new country, the United States. "I love to drive in America," he said, and he proudly pointed from the second-floor Queens gym to the street below, where his 1985 Cougar was parked. "To drive in America is wonderful," he said. "I drive to Philadelphia and Atlantic City. All streets here paved. Impossible to get lost in America--lots of signs."
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