Good afternoon. Wide World ofSports
is in the Republic of San Marcos

where we're going to bring you
a live, on-the-spot assassination.

They're going to kill the president
of this lovely country

and replace him
with a military dictatorship.

Everybody is about as excited
and tense as can be.

The weather this afternoon is perfect
and, if you've just joined us,

we've seen a series of colourful riots
that started with the bombing
of the American Embassy,

a ritual as old as the city itself.
Then the leader of the Labour union,
Julio Doaz,

was dragged from his home
and beaten by an angry mob.

It was one of the most exciting
spectacles I've ever seen.

We'll probably have a videotape
replay of that later on.

All around, there are
colourful flags and hats.

Now the moment we've been waiting for
is here. Everyone is getting quiet.

The president will leave his office
and walk down the steps of the palace.

For that, we're going down on the
playing area. Take it away, Howard.

This is tremendous, Don, just tremendous.
The atmosphere heavy,
uncertain, overtones of ugliness.

A reminder, in a way, of how it was
in March of 1964 at Miami Beach

when Clay met Liston for the first time
and nobody was certain
how it would turn out.

The crowd is tense.
They've been here since ten this morning.

And... And I think I see...
the door beginning to open.

EI presidente may be coming out.
The door opens. It's he.
It's EI presidente.
He turns!