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    TSIMSHATSUI, HONG KONG

    An annual event on Hong Kong's social and sporting calendars which attracts spectators and competitors from around the world is the International Dragon Boat Race, held on July 4.

  • Description

    1. LV & GV Boats approaching jetty on harbour. (2 SHOTS) 0.06
    2. SV PAN West Australian team singing Waltzing Matilda. 0.15
    3. SV PAN Japanese team singing. 0.20
    4. SV PAN UK team singing. 0.28
    5. LV PAN Dragon boats lined up, CU dragon head. (2 SHOTS) 0.39
    6. GV Ladies watching from stands as race starts and proceeds across harbour. (2 SHOTS) 1.05
    7. CU UK team, racing in last position. 1.10
    8. GV ZOOM TO SV The winning Hong Kong boat (extreme right) collides with boat No.2 as they cross finish line. 1.37
    9. LV Japanese boat (crew in blue) finishing ahead of UK crew. 1.45
    10. CU PULL BACK TO LV Australian boat after finish. 1.52
    11. CU & TV Winning team cheering as pennants are distributed. (2 SHOTS) 2.03
    12. TV & LV Boats in water with crews celebrating after race. (4 SHOTS) 2.21
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    SPORT: DRAGON BOAT RACE
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    Background: TSIMSHATSUI, HONG KONG

    An annual event on Hong Kong's social and sporting calendars which attracts spectators and competitors from around the world is the International Dragon Boat Race, held on July 4. The organisers say the event helps to preserve an old Chinese custom as well as promote the sport in other countries. The competitors left little doubt to their nationalities as they burst into song. This Australian team gave a rendition of 'Waltzing Matilda', while the Nagasaki paddlers performed a traditional Japanese song. The British team was in fine voice too....and had the added attraction of top university cox, Sue Brown of Oxford. As paddles furiously churned the waters of normally peaceful Hong Kong harbour -- the dragon boats raced towards the finishing line. The home team was just a dragon's whisker ahead of the Singapore boat, but someone's navigation went awry, resulting in a minor collision. The judges declared Hong Kong the winner, Singapore, the runner up and Macau was placed third.

    Source: REUTERS - GARY LING

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE3CBHXD0YM1KAPBH6GYQ8R6LZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3CBHXD0YM1KAPBH6GYQ8R6LZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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