• Short Summary

    ENTRANTS FOR THE CANOEING AND ROWING EVENTS IN THE FORTHCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES COULD BE SEEN, DURING THE PAST WEEK, PRACTISING ALONGSIDE THE PICTURESQUE NATIVE GONDOLAS ON CANALS AT MEXICO CITY - CANALS LEFT OVER FROM THE LAKE IN WHICH THE ORIGINAL CITY OCCUPIED AN ISLAND.

  • Description

    1.
    GV OLD CANAL.
    0.03

    2.
    SV + CU GONDOLA.
    0.13

    3.
    GV GONDOLA ALONG OLD CANAL.
    0.16

    4.
    GV NEW CANAL.
    0.21

    5.
    LV BOAT HOUSES.
    0.24

    6.
    LV GREAT BRITAIN TEAM MEMBERS IN FRONT OF BOAT HOUSE.
    0.28

    7.
    GV BOATING ACCOMMODATION.
    0.30

    8.
    LV JUDGE'S TOWER.
    0.34

    9.
    CU U.S.A. GIRL CANOEIST PADDLES AWAY FROM JETTY.
    0.45

    10.
    SV ANOTHER TEAM CANOE TOWARDS RELIEF CANAL.
    0.51

    11.
    CV RELIEF CANAL, PAN TO NEW CANAL.
    1.05

    12.
    LV COMPETITORS PRACTISING.
    1.08

    13.
    GV NEW CANAL.
    1.12



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    Background: ENTRANTS FOR THE CANOEING AND ROWING EVENTS IN THE FORTHCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES COULD BE SEEN, DURING THE PAST WEEK, PRACTISING ALONGSIDE THE PICTURESQUE NATIVE GONDOLAS ON CANALS AT MEXICO CITY - CANALS LEFT OVER FROM THE LAKE IN WHICH THE ORIGINAL CITY OCCUPIED AN ISLAND.

    IN XOCHIMILCO - A SMALL CORNER OF MEXICO CITY STILL RETAINING SOME OF THE FEATURES OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN - VEGETABLES ARE STILL TRANSPORTED IN FLAT BOATS CALLED "CHINAMPAS"; TOURISTS, TOO, CAN GLIDE THROUGH THE WATER LILIES OF THE OLD CANALS IN THESE ANCIENT BOATS.

    ON THE MODERN CANAL OF CUEMANCO, HOWEVER, WHERE THE OLYMPIC ROWING AND CANOEING EVENTS WILL BE HELD, COMPETITORS FROM MANY COUNTRIES ARE INTENT ON LAST-MINUTE TRAINING. CUEMANCO HAS ALL THE REGULATION FACILITIES FOR THE OLYMPIC EVENTS, AND IS LINED BY STANDS WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE 5,000 SPECTATORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADCTQUJAEB7N24888PSHFWCFXH
    Media URN:
    VLVADCTQUJAEB7N24888PSHFWCFXH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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