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  • Short Summary

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

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    Various shots of female synchronised swimmers practising in the pool, with their coach giving them advice. Brief shots from the USSR athletes' village, including athletes leaving on a bus, and a security guard checking the credentials of cars wishing to enter. Exterior of USSR's building, with flags flying, and athletes strolling. Shot of Joseph Stalin picture on wall of building, and soldiers saluting. Various shots of roads and a lake at the camp, and nice shot of Olympic rings hanging from trees as athletes run past. Close up soldier saluting.
    Flags being raised at the main athletes' village, and athletes milling around. Three female japanes athletes, wearing 'Japan' sweaters, pose for a photo. Close ups of athlete's blazer badges as they wait for the opening ceremony. Exterior of building in athletes' village, and USSR athletes holding a dog, and chatting. Brief shots of sprinters training, the sign to the restaurant in the athletes' village, and swimmers training in the pool. Close up of 'CCCP' sign on exterior of USSR athletes' village building, and Joseph Stalin painting being put in place on wall. Brief of athletes lining up for the closing ceremony.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:18:31 / 10:22:58

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