The expected formal action to allow professional...

The expected formal action to allow professional athletes to compete in the Olympics was delayed by strong opposition from the Soviet-led Communist Bloc and "technical" concerns of several members of the Assn. of Summer Olympic International Federations.

Primo Nebiolo, president of the association and chairman of a meeting in Rome involving 23 Olympic federations, said: "The ASOIF and the International Olympic Committee are working on a common formula for the eligibility of competitors in the Games."

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