1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, Last minute preparations and opening ceremony
Nice aerial views, from helicopter, of Grenoble, ready for the 1968 Winter Olympics. Aerial views of various venues, with another helicopter flying in the sky, and tower blocks. Nice low pan of exterior of Le Stade De Glace, where the ice events will be held. Close up of French Prime Minister Georges Pompidou inspecting the interior of the ice stadium, as a female figure skater practises on the ice. Brief close up Pompidou walking, then wide of ski run, and low pan along ski jump ramp. Close ups of Alpine troops treading down excess snow with their skis. Wide angle of opening ceremony, and close up of West German Olympic flag. French figure skater Alain Calmat entering the arena with the Olympic torch, and close ups running up high steps to flame. Close up Calmat lighting the flame, and flame burning.