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    1960 Rome Olympics Games, Gold medal action and closing ceremony

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    Men's hockey action and zoom to close up of start of men's final between India and Pakistan. Spectators watching, then wide of Pakistan's Ahmed Naseer Bunda scoring the only goal of the game. Pan to jubilant spectators, then high angle of Pakistan receiving their gold medals in the medal ceremony. Flags being raised during ceremony, and high angle of medal winning teams standing for anthems.
    Men's team sabre fencing next, and close up of Hungary's fencers, who won the gold medal, congratulating each other. Zoom to close up Hungary receiving their gold medals, then spectators, and zoom to close up of medal winning teams on podium.
    Close up Italy team receiving their gold medals in the men's team epee fencing. Close up Great Britain team receiving their silver medals, then close up USSR receiving their bronze medals. Teams standing on podium during medal ceremony, and flags being raised.
    Gymnastics next, and Japan's Takashi Ono, who finished sixth, performing dismount on the men's pommel horse. Brief mid shot of medal ceremony, in which USSR's Borys Shakhlin shared the gold medal with Finland's Eugen Ekman, with no silver being awarded, and Japan's Shuji Tsurumi winning the bronze . Brief of spectators applauding, then of medal winners on podium. High angle of Japan's Takashi Ono, who shared the gold medal, performing vault in the men's horse vault competition. Side view of medal winners on podium during medal ceremony, including USSR's Borys Shakhlin, who shared the gold medal, and USSR's Vladimir Portnoy who won the bronze. Brief shot of Takashi Ono performing on the men's horizontal bars, then brief of medal ceremony in which Ono won the bronze, Italy's Giovanni Carminucci the silver, and USSR's Borys Shakhlin the gold. Close up spectators, then medal ceremony. Takashi Ono performing on the horizontal bars, then medal ceremony, in which he received the gold medal, Japan's Masao Takemoto received the silver, and USSR's Borys Shakhlin took the bronze.
    Brief close up of USSR's Larysa Latynina performing in the women's floor exercise, then receiving her gold medal in the medal ceremony. USSR's Polina Astakhova performing acrobatic somersaults in the women's floor exercise, then close up of her receiving her silver medal. USSR's Marharyta Nikolaieva, who won the gold medal, performing vault in the women's horse vault, then brief shot of medal ceremony. Close up Larysa Latynina performing on the women's uneven bars, then receiving her silver medal.
    Action from the mixed team jumping equestrian event next, with wide angle of spectators at equestrian arena, with flags flying, then close up of Olympic flag. Mid shot, then slow motion of German male rider jumping over jumps on horse, then mid shot and slow motion of USA rider making jumps. Slow motion of rider, possibly Italian, making three jumps, knocking bar over on first jump. High angle of medal ceremony, in which Germany received the gold medal, USA the silver, and Italy the bronze.
    Wide angle of Olympic stadium at night during the closing ceremony, with flares being held by spectators to illuminate the arena. Close up of Olympic flame burning, then Olympic flag flying. High angles of team's flag and name bearers marching around the track, then Olympic flag, and flag bearers raising their flags. IOC president Avery Brundage declaring the games closed, then wide of Olympic flame burning. Spectators watching, then high angle of Olympic flag being lowered. Close up flares burning in the crowd, then Olympic flag being marched slowly away. Nice shot of scoreboard reading 'Tokyo', then close ups of spectators' flares burning in the dark. Quick high pan across stadium to spectators' flares.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:09:14 / 10:13:53

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