• Short Summary

    Moscow won the right, on Wednesday, (23 October) to stage the 1980 Olympic Games.

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  • Description

    1.
    GV Lord Killanin and IOC members
    0.10

    2.
    SCU Cameramen
    0.11

    3.
    SV Lord Killanin announcing result
    0.46

    4.
    GV TILT DOWN City Hall
    0.51

    5.
    SV Russian officials congratulating each other
    1.17

    6.
    GV Newsmen
    1.26

    7.
    SV Russian official speaking in Russian (2 shots)
    1.41

    8.
    SV Interpreter speaking in English
    1.52


    LORD KILLANIN: "The city elected for the twelfth Olympiad is Moscow. Gentlemen, Lake Placid has bene chosen to stage the thirteenth Winter Games."



    ENGLISH NEWSMAN: "May we have an assurance form the Moscow Committee that there will be complete freedom of information for the press and complete freedom to transmit whatever we want?"



    TRANSLATION OF MAYOR'S REPLY: "The answer was; naturally there will be every freedom to comment on the Olympic Games and we shall also give the technical possibilities for this."




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    SPORT: OLYMPICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Moscow won the right, on Wednesday, (23 October) to stage the 1980 Olympic Games.

    The International Olympic Commitee voted at its meeting in the Austrian capital to award the 1980 Olympic Games to Moscow instead of the only other contender, Los Angeles.

    The chairman of the IOC, Lord Killanin, announced the result of the secret ballot at a packed meeting in Vienna's Town Hall. At the same time he announced that the Winter Olympics would be stated at Lake Placid in New York State in the United States.

    In past years the result of the ballot has been made public, but this year Lord Killanin said it would remain secret.

    The Soviets were obviously overjoyed with the result of the ballot. Moscow's mayor, Vladimir Promyslov, promised there would be traditional Russian hospitality for everyone.

    At a news conference immediately after the announcement he told newsmen that the Soviet Union would guarantee the full freedom of movement for newsmen and promised there would be no discrimination against anyone.

    Moscow already has an impressive range of sporting facilities but there are plans afoot to expand and supplement these still further.

    This film includes parts of a speech by Lord Killanin; an English newsman questioning Moscow's Mayor; and the Mayor replying through an interpreter. A transcript of all English speech appears below.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABQ9QHMT5L6PE6OMO6AIH1GQMJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABQ9QHMT5L6PE6OMO6AIH1GQMJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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