• Short Summary

    What claims to be the largest "participator" sports event in the world took place last week (May 20/21) on a lazy stretch of the Chattahootchee River, near Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Dinghies, rafts and boats on river (2 shots)
    0.11

    2.
    SV Two dinghies pushed out from shore
    0.14

    3.
    SV Girls carrying dinghy
    0.21

    4.
    SV People jump aboard dinghy
    0.29

    5.
    GV Dinghies
    0.34

    6.
    GV Dinghies float under bridge
    0.38

    7.
    SV People in dinghies
    0.47

    8.
    GV Capsized dinghies--people clinging to sides
    0.50

    9.
    SV Raft under bridge, people waving
    0.54

    10.
    SV Dinghy--PULL OUT TO GV Boats on river.
    1.02



    Initials BB/1545 BF/PW/BB/1740



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: What claims to be the largest "participator" sports event in the world took place last week (May 20/21) on a lazy stretch of the Chattahootchee River, near Atlanta, Georgia.

    The event, a raft race, attracted an estimated twenty-thousand people in about five-thousand rafts.

    Officially a race--with trophies for the winners--the event this year inspired more of a carefree, holiday spirit than competitive effort.

    The race has become an annual event since it first took place three years ago, with fifty rafts, following a challenge between a College fraternity and a local radio station.

    Sponsors now hope the race will help people see the river's potential as a recreation area, and encourage them to join in the fight to stop commercial development spoiling the scenic quality of the area.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA73A0P3716JL2XFFVDK3S3BP3M
    Media URN:
    VLVA73A0P3716JL2XFFVDK3S3BP3M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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