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    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Opening Ceremony and athletics action

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    Athletics action now, and nice close up of Emil Zatopek and Alain Mimoun posing with USSR's Aleksandr Anufriyev after the men's 10,000 metres final. Spectators watching on, and wide angle of stadium.
    Men's high jump now, and close up of unknown male high jump performing successful jump. Close up USA's Walt Davis, who won the gold medal, performing successful jump. Low angle of jumper, possibly Davis, performing successful jump.
    Men's athletics, and men running in the 10,000 metres final. Close up Emil Zatopek leading the race from Alain Mimoun. Runners run under large shadow, and tight shots of leading pack. Zatopek laps another athlete, and close up Asian press man in stand. Wide angle pan showing spectators leaving their seats, and pan along spectators watching the race. Zatopek crosses the line to win, narrowly missing official standing on the track. Zatopek is then violently embraced by what looks like his coaching team. Wide angle bank of spectators, and close up commentator in stand talking into microphone. Mid tracking shot Zatopek leading the pack, cut away spectators cheering him on, then back to tracking shot, and long, tighter angle. Zatopek sprints down home straight, then wide angle of him leading from Mimoun.
    Brief jump to men's high jump action, and low angle of jumper clearing the bar.
    Back to the 10,000 metres, and nice high angle of Zatopek surrounded by coaching staff after winning the race, and hoisting him on their shoulders. Close up of USA athletes sitting watching the action. Zatopek and Mimoun running, and high angle of start of race.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:10:04 / 10:13:04

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  1. Unknown user says

    The Men's High Jump and Men's 10,000 metres featured here both took place on 20 July 1952.

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