• Short Summary

    THE OLYMPIC FLAG, WHICH SINCE THE LAST OLYMPIC GAMES HAS BEEN IN THE SAFE-KEEPING OF ROME'S MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, WAS TODAY (TUESDAY) HAULED DOWN FROM A FLAGPOLE AT THE CITY HALL FOR THE LAST TIME.

  • Description

    1.
    GV SQUARE
    0.05

    2.
    SV FLAG IS TAKEN DOWN FROM WALL
    0.17

    3.
    SV ATHLETES
    0.20

    4.
    SV FLAG IS CARRIED OUTSIDE
    0.31

    5.
    SV DIGNITARIES FOLLOW
    0.32

    6.
    GV CEREMONY
    0.37

    7.
    SCU FLAG IS FOLDED
    0.46

    8.
    LV CYCLISTS
    0.48

    9.
    SV FLAG IS HANDED OVER IN CASE
    1.02

    10.
    LV CASE IS ESCORTED DOWN STEPS
    1.10



    Initials DS/V/WH/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE OLYMPIC FLAG, WHICH SINCE THE LAST OLYMPIC GAMES HAS BEEN IN THE SAFE-KEEPING OF ROME'S MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, WAS TODAY (TUESDAY) HAULED DOWN FROM A FLAGPOLE AT THE CITY HALL FOR THE LAST TIME.

    A LONG STANDING CUSTOM OF THE MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES, THE FLAG, WITH ITS FIVE INTERLACES CIRCLES, IS KEPT BY THE HOST CITY UNTIL THE NEXT OLYMPIAD, AND THEN HANDED OVER TO THE NEW HOSTS WITH FULL CEREMONY.

    DR. PETRUCCI, THE MAYOR OF ROME, HAULED DOWN THE FLAG FROM A FLAGSTAFF ON THE MAIN BALCONY OF THE CAMPIDOGLIO, (CITY HALL) AND THEN ESCORTED IT TO THE PLAZA IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING FOR THE FAREWELL CEREMONY.

    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ITALIAN AND JAPANESE GOVERNMENTS, OFFICIALS OF THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND ATHLETES WHO'LL TAKE PART IN THE GAMES FORMED A GUARD OF HONOUR FOR THE FLAG.

    DR. PETRUCCI LATER LEFT ROME FOR TOKYO WITH THE FLAG WHICH WILL BE OFFICIALLY HANDED OVER AT ANOTHER CEREMONY. THE FLAG WILL FLY AT THE MAIN STADIUM FOR THE DURATION OF THE GAMES, AND WILL REMAIN IN TOKYO UNTIL 1968 GAMES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CGFNQ8BIJG82YWDEZ2V18VT5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CGFNQ8BIJG82YWDEZ2V18VT5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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