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  • Short Summary

    1968 Mexico City Olympics, Olympic torch used in Ceremony of the New Fire before the opening of the games

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    Wide angle of stadium with Olympic flag flying. Norma Enriqueta Basilio de Sotelo jogging along track with Olympic torch. De Sotelo lighting the Olympic flame, then pull to wide angle showing the steps to the flame. Stadium with Olympic flame burning. Pigeons being released into the air, then close up of message of friendship being spelled out on scoreboard. Zoom in to mid shot of de Sotelo climbing the stairs to the Olympic flame. Close up flag bearer marching to podium with Olympic flag. Spectators, then wide angle of flag bearer on podium. Zoom in to close up of Mexican athlete Pablo Garrido taking the Olympic oath, then spectators. Close up of scoreboard showing message of friendship, then of spectators watching on. President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz and others on balcony, then close ups of spectators. Pan of people sitting on top of the 'Mexico 68' logo. Zoom in to team marching around stadium. Close up Great Britain flag bearer, and athletes marching.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:07:11 / 10:10:21

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