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ABC Sports

PR Award Recipient, 1985

The network division was presented with the award for its coverage of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, which promoted the pride and patriotism of the United States at an event which numerous Communist countries boycotted, in response to the U.S.-led boycotting of the 1980 games in Moscow. Donna de Varona, a former Olympic swimmer and ABC Sports analyst, accepted the award on behalf of ABC Sports President Roone Arledge.
For more information on the 1984 Games, click here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Summer_Olympic_Games).

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