• Short Summary

    COMPETITORS FROM 15 COUNTRIES GATHERED AT PORTOROZ IN YUGOSLAVIA ON SUNDAY (20 AUGUST) FOR THE START OF AN INTERNATIONAL PARACHUTING COMPETITION.

  • Description


    VARIOUS TEAMS; PARACHUTE JUMPS.


    1.
    GV FLAGS
    0.03

    2.
    SV USSR TEAM
    0.07

    3.
    SV PAN TEAMS LINED UP, YUGOSLAVIA, USA, AND USSR.
    0.13

    4.
    SV PAN BRITAIN, TURKEY AND POLAND
    0.21

    5.
    SV ITALY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, BULGARIA
    0.25

    6.
    SV WOMEN IN NATIONAL COSTUME GIVES FLOWERS TO COMPETITORS
    0.29

    7.
    CU GIRL WATCHES
    0.32

    8.
    SV COMPETITORS HOLDING FLOWERS
    0.35

    9.
    SV PAN CZECH PARACHUTIST LANDS
    0.40

    10.
    GV TEAM WITH SMOKE BOMBS
    0.47

    11.
    SV PARACHUTIST WITH SMOKE LANDS
    0.51

    12.
    CU MAN WITH BINOCULARS
    0.54

    13.
    GV PARACHUTIST LANDS
    1.00

    14.
    GV DITTO
    1.03

    15.
    GV DITTO
    1.07



    Initials JSU/VS/PW/PC


    SPORT: PARACHUTING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: COMPETITORS FROM 15 COUNTRIES GATHERED AT PORTOROZ IN YUGOSLAVIA ON SUNDAY (20 AUGUST) FOR THE START OF AN INTERNATIONAL PARACHUTING COMPETITION.

    PARACHUTING ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE COMPETITION WAS CONFINED TO UNOFFICIAL GROUP JUMPS BECAUSE OF A STRONG WIND. BEST RESULTS WERE ACHIEVED BY GROUPS FROM YUGOSLAVIA, U.S.A., CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND THE SOVIET UNION.

    OTHER COUNTRIES TAKING PART IN THE COMPETITION INCLUDE: ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, BULGARIA, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, TURKEY, ITALY, HUNGARY, AUSTRIA, POLAND AND FRANCE.

    EXPECTED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND DIFFICULT EVENTS IN THE SEVEN-DAY PROGRAMME IS THE COMBINED BATON PASS ACCURACY EXERCISE IN WHICH TEAMS OF THREE JUMP FROM AN AIRCRAFT AT ONE SECOND INTERVALS AND HAVE TO EXCHANGE BATONS BEFORE ALL LANDING ON A FIVE INCH (12 CMS) DISC IN A SAND PIT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAHPHNQ3ZOXF29MKSKE83I4GWY
    Media URN:
    VLVAHPHNQ3ZOXF29MKSKE83I4GWY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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