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    Sofia Airport
    As the Universiade is about to open, the best University sportsmen from every corner of the world have come to take part in noble competition.

  • Description

    1.
    Sofia airport


    2.
    The Universiade emblem and greeting in many different languages


    3.
    Welcome


    4.
    Emblem. Greetings


    5.
    The Universiade emblem


    6.
    Soviet representatives arriving by plane


    7.
    Handshaking


    8.
    Flowers to the leader of the Soviet group


    9.
    Arrival of the Hungarian sportsmen


    10.
    Hungarian sportsmen


    11.
    Arrival of the Italian sportsmen


    12.
    Welcoming group


    13.
    Handshaking


    14.
    The Italians in bus


    15.
    Bus driving


    16.
    Buses


    17.
    Italians leaving bus


    18.
    Soviet sportsmen lined up


    19.
    Hoisting the Soviet flag


    20.
    Group from Ghana


    21.
    Their flag hoisted


    22.
    Ghana group greeting


    23.
    The flag of Ghana


    24.
    The Cuban flag hoisted


    25.
    Cuban sportsmen singing


    26.
    The Cuban flag


    27.
    Many flags


    28.
    Decorations of facades


    29.
    Swimmers


    30.
    Japanese swimmer


    31.
    Swimmers


    32.
    Swimming pool


    33.
    Coach


    34.
    Diving


    35.
    Tennis players


    36.
    Tennisman playing


    37.
    Ditto


    38.
    The Bulgarian National flag


    39.
    Flags


    40.
    CU??? Universiade emblem


    41.
    Fountain and Universiade poster


    42.
    The Politbureau and officials on the stand of the Vassil Levski Stadium


    43.
    Public applauding


    44.
    Officials applauding


    45.
    Fanfares


    46.
    Sportsmen with flags


    47.
    Ditto


    48.
    Sportsman with Bulgarian flags


    49.
    The group of judges


    50.
    Ditto


    51.
    AUSTRIA


    52.
    Austrian sportsmen


    53.
    Ditto


    54.
    The ALBANIAN group


    55.
    Ditto


    56.
    The BRAZILIAN group


    57.
    The sportsmen of GREAT BRITAIN


    58.
    Ditto


    59.
    Ditto


    60.
    Ditto


    61.
    Sportsmen from GHANA


    62.
    The group from the GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC


    63.
    Ditto


    64.
    The INDONESIAN group


    65.
    Ditto


    66.
    The ITALIAN group


    67.
    Ditto


    68.
    The CUBAN group


    69.
    Ditto


    70.
    The sportsmen of POLAND


    71.
    The SOVIET group


    72.
    Athletes from TOGO


    73.
    The SOUTH AFRICAN UNION


    74.
    The BULGARIAN group


    75.
    Ditto


    76.
    The crowd applauding


    77.
    The groups lined up


    78.
    Gancho Ganev speaking


    79.
    The groups lined up


    80.
    The TOGO group


    81.
    The FISU President speaking


    82.
    The crowd


    83.
    Premier Yugov speaking


    84.
    Ditto


    85.
    Comrade T. Zhivkov applauding


    86.
    The founder of the University Games watching the parade


    87.
    The UNIVERSIADE fire


    88.
    Lighting the fire


    89.
    The UNIVERSIADE fire


    90.
    The crowd


    91.
    Hoisting the Universiade flag


    92.
    The Universiade flag


    93.
    The groups lined up


    94.
    Flags of the participating countries dipped for the oath


    95.
    The Universiade oath


    96.
    Officials


    97.
    Stand with public


    98.
    Pioneers presenting flowers to the officials


    99.
    Pioneers presenting flowers to sportsmen


    100.
    Ditto


    101.
    A folk dance group


    102.
    Men and women in national costumes dancing


    103.
    Men dancing


    104.
    Women and men dancing


    105.
    Women dancing


    106.
    Circles of dancers


    107.
    The crowd applauding


    108.
    Young men and women doing gymnastic exercises.


    109.
    Group of girls with ribbons


    110.
    Ditto


    111.
    Ditto


    112.
    Exercises


    113.
    Ditto


    114.
    An attractive gymnastic composition


    115.
    Fireworks


    116.
    Ditto


    117.
    Ditto




    Initials


    SPORT: UNIVERSIADE

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Sofia Airport
    As the Universiade is about to open, the best University sportsmen from every corner of the world have come to take part in noble competition.

    Welcome, dear Soviet friends...

    Welcome, sportsmen coming from fraternal Hungary, sunny Italy.

    The flags of many nations fly from the pylons of the UNIVERSITY CITY. Flags of the countries in Europe,
    Ghana
    America
    From every part of the world.

    The sportsmen have excellent facilities for keeping up regular training, in preparation for the greatest sporting event in the world this year.

    Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is ready to welcome her guests
    August 26, 1961.

    Before the officials and many thousands of sports fans, began the impressive parade of the participants in the Universiade - 1961 - more than 1600 University men and women representing 33 different countries.

    Fanfares and flags announced the start of the big parade
    Arousing welcome awaited the sportsmen of distant INDONESIA...

    ... HEROIC CUBA...

    the fraternal socialist countries,
    the Great SOVIET UNION.

    A parade of world youth and friendship
    Both those who have come and many others who have been prevented from coming were united in one common thought and ideal.. - only peace can help promote the flowering of science and sports in the new generation
    Gancho Ganev, Bulgarian Deputy-Minister of Education and Culture, introduced Mr. Paul Schleimer, President of the FISU.

    "The UNIVERSIADE is a Day of Friendship - he said - the friendship that unites all people irrespective of anything that might tend to divide them"...

    In his address Anton Yugov, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bulgaria, said:
    "We fully understand and give our unreserved support to the ideals of University students all over the world to live in peace and friendship... to develop their forces and talents both in the field of science and in the field of physical culture and sports."
    Solemn moments.

    Friendship, youth and beauty, all acting as an inspiration to peace, fraternal love and mutual understanding among the people of every nation....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GFH9TI88DAQZDC7F6T2AU93O
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GFH9TI88DAQZDC7F6T2AU93O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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