The Italian organisers responsible for the construction of the various Olympic stadiums are determined not to be caught up in last minute chaos, as has occured in several other Olympic host-nations.
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T.V. Model of the "Flaminio Stadium" for football, hockey, and covered swimming pool which measures 10 x 25mts, capacity 55,000 spectators.
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SPORT: OLYMPIC GAMES
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Background: The Italian organisers responsible for the construction of the various Olympic stadiums are determined not to be caught up in last minute chaos, as has occured in several other Olympic host-nations. Costly but carefully planned sports arenas are already in the process of being built, two years before the Olympic flame is due to enter Rome.
The Commune of Rome, (the city council), has co-operated fully with the organiser and has approved the construction plans for stadium to be built in a around the city. Proof o the Italians' endeavours is the now completed Palazzeto dello Sport, (the Small Hall of Sport), finished in February, which is capable of containing 10,000 spectators.
Other stadiums, at present in various stages of development, anywhere between the drawing board and the opening ceremony, include the Palazzo dello Sport,(the Hall of Sport). This stadium will house 20,000 spectators, has 28 dressing rooms, and such modern facilities as radio and television for the competitors' relaxation.
The Olympic Swimming Stadium will have room for 7,5000 spectators, although this can be increased to 20,000 when necessary. A quarter mile (400metres) long circular cycle track is to be housed in the Olympic Velodrome, where a capacity crowd of 20,000 will be able to watch the races and time trails. As Italians are very much interested in cycle-racings an extreme effort will most probably be put into the Velodrome to make it the show-piece of the other Olympic stadiums.
Largest of the arenas to be constructed in Rome will be the Stadio Olympic Flaminio, (the Flaminio Olympic Stadium), where football and hockey will be played. In addition, this stadium will contain a covered swimming pool, measuring 34ft. x 84ft., (10 metres x 25 metres), and facilities for 55,000 spectators.
Apprehensively the Italian Organizers await their athletic guests, hopeful that their elaborate preparations, planned up to three years before the event, will prove satisfactory and will give no cause for complaint, such as happened in Melbourne, Australia, during the last Olympics Games, when competitor protested against poor track surfaces.