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

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    Runner running up the steps of Teotihuacan in Mexico with the Olympic torch, then wide of temple with crowds of people. Close up flame burning in night sky. Exterior of Olympic Stadium in Mexico City, with flags flying, then wider angle. Excellent wide angle shot of balloons in the shape of the Olympic rings rising slowly into the air. Wide angle of spectators, then stadium. Various wide angles of stadium with teams of athletes marching around the track. Zoom into USA team marching and waving to crowd. Pan from mid shot of crowd to team waving, close up of team waving. Japan team marching, then close up of Japan name bearer. Japan flag bearer, then pan to team marching. Japan team marching, then pan along Japan flags being waved in crowd. Japan flag waving bows to crowd. Close up USSR sign bearer, then team marching and waving. Close up female USSR athletes waving flags, then long shot of male athletes. Close up Mexico team flag bearer, then Mexico team marching in white suits. Wide angle of stadium, then zoom in to Olympic flag being marched along the track. Nice close up of Olympic flag flying applauding spectators in the background, and balloons being released.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:02:25 / 10:07:11

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