LEAD IN: Montreal closed its politically-tormented 1976 Olympic Games on Sunday (1 AUGUST '76) with joyful dancing and colourful pageantry in the first late-night ceremony of its kinds and bade the athletes meet again in Moscow in 1980. "Farewell, Montreal.
GV Olympic Flame
MIX TO WS Crowd
WS Dancing display with streaker in middle of ring
GV Competitors parade
MS Indians march
WS Indians in arena (2 shots)
GV Canadian, Russian and Olympic flags hoisted (3 shots)
MCU Lord Killanin's closing address
MS Olympics Flag lowered
GV Officials clap
WS Flag carried from stadium (3 shots)
C/A Crowd applauds
MCU Bugler plays as Torch goes out
WS Wigwams in Stadium
WS Screen shows Moscow scenes
PARADE OF OLYMPIC COMPETITORS AND CANADIAN INDIANS AND GYMNASTICS DISPLAY BY COMPETITORS FROM GREECE, CANADA AND THE SOVIET UNION. ALSO SHOWS CLOSING ADDRESS BY THE IOC CHAIRMAN - LORD KILLANIN - AND FLAG CARRIED FROM STADIUM.
"(FANFARE). And straight away, someone has broken the security cordon and in the middle of the ring on the right there, there's a semi-streaker with the police now having to break a ring of girls down. I way a semi streaker...in fact he is a complete streaker."
"The indians taking their place with the wigwam in the centre of each Olympic ring"........
KILLANIN: I declare the Games of the 21st Olympiad closed and in accordance with tradition, call upon the youth of all countries to assemble four years from now in Moscow, there to celebrate with us, the Games of the 22nd Olympiad. They will display cheerfulness, unity and sportsmanship, free from all stimulation, so the Olympic Torch will be carried on with courage and honour for the future"....(APPLAUSE)
"(SINGING)...The choir sings the solemn Olympic anthem...The flag borne from the stadium.....the flag escort of eight male athletes."
"(APPLAUSE)....The Games of 1976 are now finished. But tonight, a few moments have been set aside to look ahead to 1980. The darkness of this Montreal night illuminated by a message from the other side of the world. One of the technical miracles of the age in which we live as Moscow - the hosts in four years - extends a live welcome to the athletes of the world".
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Background: LEAD IN: Montreal closed its politically-tormented 1976 Olympic Games on Sunday (1 AUGUST '76) with joyful dancing and colourful pageantry in the first late-night ceremony of its kinds and bade the athletes meet again in Moscow in 1980. "Farewell, Montreal. Until we meet in Moscow," the loudspeaker boomed through the jam-packed Olympic Stadium as a throng of more than seventy thousand people watched the athletes parade away. On the huge electric scoreboard flashed live televised pictures of the Lenin Stadium where the 1980 opening ceremony will be held, and of other sites in Moscow. Dancers from Greece - the original home of the Games, from Canada - the 1976 host nation, and from the Soviet Union - the 1980 host, whirled through routines typical of their nations.....joined briefly by a streaker.