• Short Summary

    1952 Winter Olympic Games in Oslo, Norway, Opening ceremony and skiing action

  • Description

    Graphic reading 'Winter Olympics at Oslo'. Wide shot of Oslo skyline, and of Bislet Stadium with opening ceremony under way. Olympic flag being raised, then skier skiing into the arena with the Olympic torch. The torch is then passed to Eigil Nansen, grandson of Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen, who skis to the Olympic flame and lights it. Pan from close up of Olympic flame burning to wide of arena. Wide angle of giant ski jump course, and close up of Olympic flag flying. USA's two man bobsleigh team travelling down the bobsleigh course, and skidding to a halt in the snow. Germany team starting their bobsleigh run, and close up spectators watching them go. Germany team on the course, then skidding to halt, and close up of them hugging after securing the gold medal.
    Men's downhill skiing next, and various shots of skiers travelling down the course, as spectators watch on. Italy's Zeno Colo crossing the finish line, as he wins the gold medal.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:01:49

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