An inquiry into why Britain is doing so badly in sport competitions.
Running events and award ceremony from 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
Cycle-skating - new sport which involves strapping a wheel to the side of the feet and skating.
Strange new pastime - "Turf Riding" - being dragged behind cars and motorbikes on a piece of wood.
We see various events during the Irish Amateur Athletic Championships including sprinting and high jump.
Sporty girls including swimmers and divers.
Item showing the various athletic competitions involved in the Tailtean Games, Ireland.
Traditional (but quirky) wrestling and racing over hills in Cumberland.
Ancient sport of bigling is still not forgotten.
Basketball players in training in the United States of America.
Children ride on the back of an alligator and then two alligators roll down a slide into a pool of water.
The sports corespondent Charles Eade describes the game of Pelota
Keeping fit - Squash champs play game, one is on roller skates and girl in swimsuit demonstrates new exercise machine.
Student athletes from around the world compete in Germany.
Good footage of the athletic events at the Tokyo Olympic games in Japan.
The benefits of sport for young people - illustrated by majestic shots of youth at play.
Material relating to newsreel story 'East Ready For Battle - Of Sport' - 50/2
Oryol Trotters play horse riding game, using large ball.
British athletes do well at the Women's Olympiad. Monte Carlo, Monaco.
A butter churning contest and various sports - archery, rounders in the snow, ice skating, etc.
Adolf Hitler watches the Olympic Games in Berlin as Jesse Owens wins the 100 metres, and Tilly Fleischer wins Germany's first gold meal for the javelin.
Various views of the city's landmarks and inhabitants at work and play.
Various events and ceremonies from the 1908 Olympic Games in London.
Prince Philip watches great display of running from White City Stadium.
Cycling event marks end of Olympic Games in London.
Men compete in sprinting, long jump and hurdles events during Canadian Olympic trials.
Young athletes with Olympic potential, compete at Columbus, Ohio. May include footage of Jesses Owens.
Indian Olympics of 1946.
Children stage their own Olympics - a kids' sports competition.
The Polish team make strong scientific preparations for the 1952 Olympics.
A lesson on how to swim front crawl. Nice shots of male swimmers.