• Short Summary

    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, Opening ceremony

  • Description

    NB This story appears in its entirety on reel 18, without audio.
    Brief, nice close up of 'Mexico 68' logo at Olympic stadium with people sitting on it to get a better view. Wide angle of Olympic Stadium with opening ceremony taking place. Mexican president Gustavo D?az Ordaz at the ceremony. Wide angle of stadium, then high angle of Olympic flag being marched into stadium. Close up applauding spectators, then pull from close up of Olympic flag being raised to wide of stadium. Tight close up flag being raised, then Diaz Ordaz and others applauding. Nice wide angle of balloons being released into the sky, then pan up from stadium to balloons. Close up of Mexican athlete Norma Enriqueta Basilio de Sotelo, the first woman to light an Olympic flame, running with the Olympic torch. De Sotelo running through crowd, then nice wide shot of her running up the steps to the Olympic flame. Wide angle of de Sotelo approaching the flame, then lighting it, and holding the torch aloft. Close up then wide angle of pigeons being released. Wide angle of stadium, then scoreboard on which, in different languages, the message 'we offer and desire friendship with all the people of the world' is being written.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:07:25 / 10:09:46

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment