1948 Winter Olympic Games in St Moritz, Switzerland, Ski Racers Thrill The Olympics
Graphic reading 'Ski races thrill Olympics'. Long high shot of skier skiing down mountain in St Moritz in the men's downhill event. Brief shot of watching spectators. Dramatic shot of Poland's Jan Pawlica as he takes a dramatic fall, in which he breaks both his legs. Nice shot of skier getting ready, and then setting off on his downhill run. Various shots of skiers heading down the run, as spectators watch on. More shots of skiers heading down the hill, some without helmets or goggles, and soldiers watching them as they pass. High shot of skier taking a tumble on a corner, then a dramatic fall as a skier seems to be knocked of his skis by a tree branch. Long shot of a skier's smooth run down a long hill, and a spectator watching on with binoculars. Then a dramatic shot as Italy's Zeno Colo takes a tumble down a long hill, before amazingly righting himself, and continuing his run. More shots of skiers on their way down the mountain, as spectators in sunglasses watch. Various shots of skiers speeding over the finish line. A TV camera man checks his equipment, as the crowd applaud, and France's Henri Oreiller crosses the line in record time. Ladies in the crowd applaud, and we see his time register on the scoreboard. Brief close up of Oreiller talking and looking tired.