Mexico Olympics Training 1968

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • Not Licenceable
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Lovely pull from close up of street to wide angle of Mexico City, 1968. Close ups of Mexico City traffic and locals. Pan from Olympic sign to road filled with traffic. Close ups of large coloured inflatable balls with 'Mexico 68' logo. Nice shot ladies walking away from camera in dresses with 'Mexico 68' logo on them, to reveal large red 'Mexico 68' logo in street. Pan down from exterior of athletes' village to British female athletes standing together. Nice close up of athlete's bag reading 'Great Britain's Olympic team ? Mexico 1968', then pan along athletes. Close up of athlete's badge, with union jack, reading '1968 GB', then Mexican soldiers, who are guarding the athletes in the village, marching. Flags of countries flying with athletes training around them, then close ups of flags. Female athletes training, then close up Mexican soldier watching on. Pan from athletes' village to athletes training in old ruins. Close up fencers training, then pan from large sculpture depicting over-sized gymnast to the exterior of the Olympic stadium, with colourful Olympic logos.
    Male high jumpers training, talking, and one receiving a massage. Close ups long jumper, and shot putter, training, as athletes sit and watch. Male hammer thrower and discus thrower training. Pan to exterior of basketball arena, and various close ups. Various exteriors of Olympic venues, including gymnasium. Interior of Mexico City airport, with colourful hanging decorations. Close ups of aeroplane sitting on runway, then nice high wide angle of Mexico City skyline and buildings.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    101055
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    201206.056
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:03:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    10:14:21 / 10:17:42
    Canister:
    Sort Number:
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Basketball - USA v USSR STAND_UP_TO_CANCER
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of British Prime Minister and international statesman, Sir Winston Churchill. British Pathé’s cameras followed Churchill throughout his career.
churchill
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
laurelhardy
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare

Related Videos

Hide
Diving Stars For Mexico Aka German Diving Aces Compete For Olympic Games Selection

Diving Stars For Mexico Aka German Diving Aces Compete For Olympic Games Selection

German divers compete for places in Olympic team.

Olympic Athletes And Equestrian Team

Olympic Athletes And Equestrian Team

Item showing competitors in equestrian events getting ready to leave for Mexico Olympics.

Olympics

Olympics

Athletic events at the Olympic Games. Mexico.

Olympics

Olympics

A look back at events in the Olympic Games. Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexico Nears Completion

Mexico Nears Completion

Mexico City prepares for the Olympic Games - most of the works already done.

British Olympic Uniforms On Show

British Olympic Uniforms On Show

Models wearing the uniforms for the British Olympic team to wear in Mexico.

Olympics

Olympics

Running events and award ceremony from 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

Olympics

Olympics

Shots of athletics events at 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen