Organizers of the Goodwill Games said today after a White House meeting that there is a good chance President Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev will visit the competition this summer in Seattle.
"The feeling at the White House is very favorable," said the Rev. William J. Sullivan, chairman of the board of directors for the Seattle Organizing Committee.
"It is my own personal judgment that if President Bush decides to come, I think Mr. Gorbachev in all probability would come too."
Sullivan, president of Seattle University, said he thinks the odds are better than 50-50 that both world leaders will attend.
"The kind of public relations person Gorbachev is, I don't think he'd pass up the opportunity," Sullivan said.