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The World Superstars Championship

Synopsis

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Thirteen of the world's most competitive sportsmen meet in a two-day marathon contest to determine the supreme all-round athlete and take the title of World Superstars Champion and a first prize of 25,000 dollars.
Staged at Freeport, in the Bahamas, the competitors have the choice of contesting seven of the selected ten events.
The Contestants: the defending World Superstars Champion Bob Seagren
America's 1968 Olympic Gold Medallist in the pole vault. From Great Britain: Keith Fielding double rugby international and runner-up in the 1977 European Superstars Final. From Holland, Ties Krulze, Dutch Olympic hockey star and reigning European Superstars champion. From Canada,
Brian Budd, 25-year-old striker in The North American Soccer League and winner of the Canadian Superstars Championship. From France, Jean-Paul Coche, judo star and bronze medallist at the Munich Olympics. From Germany:
Jochen Mass one of Europe's top Grand Prix motor-racing drivers. From New Zealand: Grant Batty, star winger from the All Blacks' rugby team and winner of the New Zealand Superstars Championship. From Australia: Graham Eadie, rugby league fullback and winner of the Australian Superstars title. From America: Wayne Grimditch, three times world water-ski champion and current USA Superstars Champion, Dwight Stones, one of the world's greatest high jumpers, Dave Casper, star player from their National Football League, Ben Davidson, winner of the American Veterans' Superstars and Greg Pruitt, fastest man in American football.
Commentators DAVID VINE and RON PICKERING.
Produced in association with Trans World International and Candid Productions Inc. Directed by LARRY KAMM of the American Broadcasting Company. Executive producer IAN SMITH

Contributors

Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Directed By: Larry Kamm
Producer: Ian Smith






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