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Dutch Sports Clubs Ask Olympics Ban

Some of Amsterdam’s largest sports clubs today launched a movement against Holland’s participation

in the 1936 Olympic games scheduled to be held in Berlin. The clubs are petitioning the Royal Gymnastics Association not to send a team to the games.

A meeting of the Royal Gymnastics Association is scheduled to be held here in November at which time the issue will be debated. The executive body of the organization previously had gone on record favoring participation.

Unless the decision of the executive is reversed, several of the largest clubs comprising the association threaten to withdraw from membership.

The Netherlands Billiards Association today resolved not to enter tournaments in which German teams are entered and not to play matches against German teams.

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