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  • Short Summary

    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, Closing ceremony

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    Wide angle of exterior of Mexico City's Olympic Stadium. Wide angle of stadium interior showing country's flag bearers walking round the track. Spectators waving little flags. Lovely low angle flag bearers walking past with scoreboard in background reading 'Mexico 68'. Crowd waving flags. Low angle flag bearer walking past, then very wide shot of stadium interior. The crowd wave. Close up Olympic flag being slowly lowered, then nice wide shot of stadium with spectators, flags flying, and scoreboard reading 'Mexico 68'. Soldiers march past holding Olympic flag. Pan across spectators waving flags, then nice wide angle spectators waving in dark with spotlight on crowd, and scoreboard reading 'Mexico 68'. Close up of Olympic flame burning in the dark, then slowly going out. Wide pan cheering spectators. Mid shot and close up Mexican musicians playing. Wide angle stadium interior with fireworks exploding in night sky. Close ups fireworks exploding. Close up of scoreboard reading 'Munich 72' with fireworks exploding in background, then wider shot of same.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:08:48 / 10:10:51

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