1932 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, NY, Opening Ceremony and speed skating action
Graphic reading 'Olympic Winter Games ? aces of the ice from 17 nations compete for world honours ? Canada doing particularly well'. Wide shot of opening ceremony of the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, USA, as teams parade around the ice. Close up of the USA team flag bearer, and team marching. Close up of the Japan flag bearer and team marching. Wide shot of parading teams. Close up of Norway team flag bearer, and team. Nice long wide shot of outdoor ice rink as speed skaters ? possibly female, as women's speed skating was a demonstration event at the 1932 Games - skate towards and then past the camera. Long wide shot of speed skaters crossing the finish line. Brief commentary starts at the start of the 10,000m men's speed skating final, as skaters line up on the line. The starter's gun starts the race and the competitors skate away, in front of a small crowd. Long shot from behind the finish line as the competitors approach the line on the final lap. In a dramatic finale, US skater Irving Jaffee takes the gold medal by sliding over the line on his stomach, leaving Norwegian Ivar Ballangrad to take the silver medal, and Canadian Frank Stack to take the bronze.