International Olympic Committee Delays Admission of Israel; Accepis German Group

The International Olympic Committee, meeting in Copenhagen, has decided to delay the admission of Israel to the Olympic Committee because of the “unclear situation in the Middle East,” it was reported here today. The Committee, at the same time, provisionally recognized the Olympic Committee of West Germany.

The Dutch representative to the meeting asserted that if the Germans participate in the 1952 Olympics, the Netherlands will withdraw from the games. It will probably be followed by Belgium, Norway and Denmark. Last October the executive board of the Committee, meeting in Paris, approved the admission of Israel to the Olympic games scheduled for 1952 and simultaneously deferred the entry of Germany.

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