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October 3, 1988

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) _ The European Economic Community on Monday congratulated athletes from the 12 EEC nations for winning a total of 115 medals at the Olympic Games at Seoul.

In doing so, said the EEC in ads that ran in European newspapers, the EEC nations lead the world medal listing.

But the Brussels daily Le Soir, one paper in which the ad ran, put the claim into clearer perspective.

″(The EEC) won 115 medals, including 34 gold ones,″ it said. ″That’s an excellent score, better than that of the United States but one that is a bit misleading.″

The EEC ran the ads to promote its plan to forge a single European market by 1992 saying the 12 EEC states can face any challenge through cooperation.


NEW YORK (AP) - Former NBA backcourt star Walt Frazier, a member of Basketball’s Hall of Fame, will return to the Madison Square Garden Network as an analyst on selected cablecasts of the New York Knicks, the network announced Monday.

Frazier, who helped lead the Knicks to two NBA championships, will serve as pre-game, halftime and post-game analyst during various Knick cablecasts, said Pete Silverman, vice president and executive producer for the network.


TORONTO (AP) - Edmonton’s Blake Dermott and Pernell Moore of Toronto captured the Player of the Week awards announced Monday by the Canadian Football League.

Dermott, the Eskimos’ center, performed yeoman’s service as Edmonton downed the Ottawa Rough Riders 40-12 to win in the lineman category, while Moore, a wide receiver, was the top offensive player following CFL game highs for the season for receptions, 12, and total yards, 215, as the Argos drubbed the hometown Calgary Stampeders 42-25.

The defensive award went to Winnipeg halfback Bennie Thompson - his second of the year - following a 32-20 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Thompson was credited with six tackles and an interception.


NEW YORK (AP) - Ralph Willard, a long-time basketball coach and athletic director on Long Island, was named as an assistant coach and video coordinator for the New York Knickerbockers, the NBA club announced Monday.

Willard, 42, also will be responsible for directing the team’s video scouting system.

A college player at Holy Cross, Willard coached basketball and was athletic director at St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay from 1972-84,

He later worked as an assistant coach at Hofstra and Syracuse and was a volunteer assistant with the Knicks last year.


DENVER, Colo. (AP) - Jay Ramsdell, a member of the Continental Basketball Association staff since 1982, has been selected the league’s new commissioner.

Ramsdell, the deputy commissioner under three previous administrations, has been the league’s acting commissioner since Mike Storen resigned in late June.

The native of Mount Desert, Maine joined the league as public relations director for the Maine Lumberjacks in 1978. He served in various capacities in the league office since 1982 and became its deputy commissioner in May, 1986.

Ramsdell, 43, was elected to a two-year term at the league’s board of director’s meeting in Denver last weekend, the league said.

The 12-team CBA is the NBA’s official developmental league. It begins its 43rd consecutive season Nov. 17.

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