Not only has U.S. District Judge Norman Roettger of Fort Lauderdale extended to Feb. 9 his order preventing the U.S. State Department from revoking the visa of South African heavyweight boxer Kallie Knowtze, the judge says: "There is substantial likelihood he (Knoetze) will prevail on the merits." Roettger chided State for not advsing Knoetze in advance it was considering taking away former apartheidland policeman's permit. Looks more and more as though Knoetze and Leon Spinks will soon be punching it up in your living room.
But will we get to see Annemerie Moser-Proell, Austria's five-time World Cup skiing champion, doing her downhill and sialom stuff in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid? The International Olympic Committee has begun an inquiry into the amateur status of the swifty who "retired" during 1976, missed the Innsbruck Olympics, took some money for commercials, later turned in the take to the Austrian Ski Federation and was reinstated so that she is currently en route to her sixth Cup title. Austrians recall too well how their Karl Schranz was barred at the last moment from the 1972 Sapporo Olympics when the late President Avery Brundage accused him of being a professional.