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  • Short Summary

    1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley, USA, Skiing action, and USA v USSR

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    High angle of skiing finish area shot from mountain. Women's downhill skiing action, as USA's Penny Pitou, who won the silver medal, skis past camera, and down mountain before crossing the finish line. Next skier, possibly Germany's Heidi Biebl, who won the gold medal, is next down the mountain, and she crosses the line before nearly falling. Next skier, possibly Austria's Traudl Hecher who won bronze, skis down the hill and over the line. Wide shot of mountains and start line in the foreground. Men's slalom, and Austria's Ernst Hinterseer skis down the hill and over the finish line to win the gold medal. Women's figure skating, and medium close up of USA's Carol Heiss performing spins on her way to winning the gold medal. Brief wide shot of spectators applauding. Men's singles figure skating, and USA skater David Jenkins, wearing a tuxedo, performs some elegant jumps and spins in his gold medal winning performance. Brief but nice shot of spectators clapping and cheering. Men's 500 metres speed skating final, high angle of the start of the race. Low angle as skater speeds around the bend. Brief of cameramen watching on. Low angle of USA skater Bill Disney crossing the finish line. Nice close up of USSR skater Yevgeny Grishin, who won the gold medal, posing for the cameras and smiling with Bill Disney, who won silver. Men's ice hockey action from the semi final stage, high pan from USSR team line up to the USA team line up on the ice. Spectators watching on. USSR (light shirts) player pushed into boards. Tight in on the action as USSR score close range goal. Shot of scoreboard showing USA and USSR. High shot as USA score goal after sweeping move, pans to good crowd reaction. High shot of action as USA break towards goal. Shaky low angle as USA's Bill Christian scores the winning goal, then quick pan to cheering spectators. Brief but nice low angle of USA celebrations on the ice.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:02:01 / 10:04:57

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