• Short Summary

    1968 Mexico City Olympics, Athletes and city prepares

  • Description

    Lovely pull from close up of street to wide angle of Mexico City, 1968. Close ups of Mexico City traffic and locals. Pan from Olympic sign to road filled with traffic. Close ups of large coloured inflatable balls with 'Mexico 68' logo. Nice shot ladies walking away from camera in dresses with 'Mexico 68' logo on them, to reveal large red 'Mexico 68' logo in street. Pan down from exterior of athletes' village to British female athletes standing together. Nice close up of athlete's bag reading 'Great Britain's Olympic team ? Mexico 1968', then pan along athletes. Close up of athlete's badge, with union jack, reading '1968 GB', then Mexican soldiers, who are guarding the athletes in the village, marching. Flags of countries flying with athletes training around them, then close ups of flags. Female athletes training, then close up Mexican soldier watching on. Pan from athletes' village to athletes training in old ruins. Close up fencers training, then pan from large sculpture depicting over-sized gymnast to the exterior of the Olympic stadium, with colourful Olympic logos.
    Male high jumpers training, talking, and one receiving a massage. Close ups long jumper, and shot putter, training, as athletes sit and watch. Male hammer thrower and discus thrower training. Pan to exterior of basketball arena, and various close ups. Various exteriors of Olympic venues, including gymnasium. Interior of Mexico City airport, with colourful hanging decorations. Close ups of aeroplane sitting on runway, then nice high wide angle of Mexico City skyline and buildings.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    10:14:21 / 10:17:42

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