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  • Short Summary

    1960 Rome Olympics, Canoeing action from Lake Albano

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    Olympic flame burning with lake in background, and judge on platform. Wide angle of start of men's Canadian singles 1000m final, with observer rowing in the foreground. Close up of lead canoeists battling it out for the lead, and spectator watching through binoculars. End of race, with Hungary's Janos Parti taking the gold medal, USSR's Aleksandr Silayev the silver, and Romania's Leon Rotman the bronze. Wide angle of start of men's Canadian doubles 1000m final, and various shots of the race. End of race, with USSR taking the gold medal, Italy the silver, and Hungary, despite capsizing on the line, the bronze. Close up dignitary in crowd, and medal ceremony in which USSR's Leonid Geishtor and Sergei Makarenko receive their gold medals. Tilt over bank of spectators, and close up of Italian pair Aldo Dezi and Francesco La Macchia receiving their silver medals. Nice shot of Italy pair rowing past with their medals around their necks.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:10:06 / 10:14:47

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