IOC to decide on Yugoslav issue

July 22, 1992|By Chicago Tribune

BARCELONA, Spain -- A Yugoslav member of the International Olympic Committee said last night that no Yugoslav athletes would participate in the 1992 Summer Olympics if the country's whole Olympic team could not come.

"It is my opinion that if only Yugoslav individual athletes are allowed to compete, the Yugoslav Olympic Committee would refuse to take part," said Boris Stankovic, one of Yugoslavia's two IOC members and president of the International Basketball Federation.

Only Yugoslav athletes in individual events would be able to participate in the Olympics, a committee of the U.N. Security Council decided yesterday.

IOC Director General Francois Carrard said the IOC will meet to decide on the matter today.

Allegations that Serbia is behind fighting in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina prompted the U. N. sanctions.

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