• Short Summary

    THE THAILAND CAPITAL OF BANGKOK WILL BE THE VENUE OF THIS YEAR'S FIFTH ASIAN GAMES - FROM DECEMBER 9 TO DECEMBER 20.

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    MAIN STADIUM AND OTHER BUILDINGS UNDER CONSTRUCTION; SWIMMING POOL; HOCKEY FIELD AND INDOOR STADIUM ABOUT TO BE COMPLETED, AND GAMES VILLAGE.




    Initials REM/V/CR/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE THAILAND CAPITAL OF BANGKOK WILL BE THE VENUE OF THIS YEAR'S FIFTH ASIAN GAMES - FROM DECEMBER 9 TO DECEMBER 20. PREPARATIONS FOR THE EVENT HAS STARTED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF STADIUMS AND A GAMES VILLAGE.

    THE MAIN STADIUM IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN PLENTY OF TIME FOR THE GAMES. IT HAS SEATS FOR 60,000 SPECTATORS, A SEVEN-STOREY BUILDING FOR THE PRESS AND A 50-METER SWIMMING POOL, BUILT STRICTLY ACCORDING TO OLYMPIC SPECIFICATION.

    A TURF-LAYING MACHINE HAS JUST ABOUT COMPLETED A HOCKEY FIELD.

    WORK ON THE NEW INDOOR STADIUM IS AT AN ADVANCED STAGE AND WILL BE FINISHED SOMETIME IN JUNE. THE STADIUM, WHICH SEATS 20,000 HAS BEEN CONCEIVED AS THE VENUE FOR THE BADMINTON, BOXING, BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL EVENTS.

    THE GAMES VILLAGE IS ABOUT THREE MILES FROM THE INDOOR STADIUM. IT HAS 524 FOUR-MEN HOUSES AND 190 UNITS FOR WOMEN. IT CAN ACCOMMODATE THE 2,500 ATHLETES FROM 18 COUNTRIES WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE IN THE GAMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAYE2Q3K6DV8HEFYT87OI4F384
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYE2Q3K6DV8HEFYT87OI4F384
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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