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    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Athletics action, and shot of the athletes' villages

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    High angle shot of the men's 100 metres final, and another shot of the medal ceremony. Various shots of dignitaries watching the action, and spectators putting their coats on as it starts to rain.
    Various shots of a man on crutches, with one leg, standing in the road watching youths parade by. High angle of stadium, and various shots of USSR athletes being spoken to by a man, possibly a team official. Pan across male athletes, possibly Hungarian, wearing blazers, in the USSR athletes' village. Buses in USSR athletes' village, and exterior of building.
    Female athlete dives into pool from diving board, and mid shot of female Canadian athletes standing around in the athletes' village. Nigerian male athletes relaxing, signing autographs, and high jumper training. Mid shot of female USA athletes posing with women from the India team, and flags flying. Female athlete signs autogrpahs for children, and pan from flags flying to exterior of athletes' village. Line of athletes queuing for the food tent, and various shots of athletes being served food, and athletes buy chocolate bars from a box on a table. Various shots of athletes in the athletes' village, signing autographs, and watching other athletes train. Shots of various people, seemingly dignitaries, entering the stadium, and flags flying. More shots of athletes in the athletes' village, still signing autographs, walking to training, and raising their country's flags, on a very winday day! Female athletes eating a very civilised lunch together, and men at the top of the lookout tower at the Olympic stadium. Shots of the empty interior of the Olympic stadium, and jogger statue outside of it. Another athlete signs some autographs.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:11:54 / 10:18:31

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  1. Unknown user says

    The Men's 100 metres final seen here took place on 21 July 1952.

    "another shot of the medal ceremony" - present there are Lindy Remigino of USA (Gold), Herb McKenley of Jamaica (Silver), and McDonald Bailey of Great Britain (Bronze).

    "interior of the Olympic stadium, and jogger statue outside of it" - the statue is of the Finnish athlete Paavo Nurmi.

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