• Short Summary

    IN INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA COMPETITORS ARE IN THEIR FINAL PHASE OF TRAINING FOR WEDNESDAY WHEN THE NINTH WINTER OLYMPICS BEGIN.

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    IN INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA COMPETITORS ARE IN THEIR FINAL PHASE OF TRAINING FOR WEDNESDAY WHEN THE NINTH WINTER OLYMPICS BEGIN. ON THE BOB-RUNS, THE SKI-SLOPES, AND THE ICE RINKS COMPETITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE PRACTISING TOGETHER.

    OUR CAMERAMAN VISITED THE BOB-RUNS TODAY (MONDAY). ONE OF THE TEAMS HE FILMED WERE THE CANADIANS EMERY AND KIRBY. THEY HAVE HAD THE FASTEST TIME IN TRAINING SO FAR WITH AN AGGREGATE FOR TWO RUNS OF 2 MINUTES 12.68 SECONDS. THEY MAY WELL PROVE TOUGH CHALLENGERS TO THE ITALIANS, GENERALLY REGARDED AS THE BEST OF THE EUROPEAN BOB TEAMS. THE BRITISH TEAM IS ALSO AMONG THE FAVOURITES FOR A PLACE IN THE BOB-SLED EVENT BUT THEY SHOWED POORLY IN PRACTICE, FINISHING SIXTH AMONG THE TWENTY TEAMS TAKING PART TODAY.

    ON THE ICE- RINK THE YOUNGEST COMPETITOR IN THE GAMES 14-YEAR- OLD MISS MASKOVA FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA, WAS TRAINING FOR THE FIGURE SKATING EVENT. MANY OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST AMATEUR SKATERS WERE DOWN AT THE ICE-RINK AS WELL, AMONG THEM WORLD CHAMPION SJOUKJE DIJKSTRA OF HOLLAND, AND THE RUSSIAN STARTS PROTOPOPOV OLEG AND BELOUSOVA LUDMILLA.

    ON ANOTHER RINK THE CANADIAN AND YUGOSLAV ICE HOCKEY TEAMS WERE WORKING OUT. CANADA HAS HIGH HOPES OF TAKING THE GOLD MEDAL IN THIS EVENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA11GJEUSNUZEGMMBSTN3ST7BUW
    Media URN:
    VLVA11GJEUSNUZEGMMBSTN3ST7BUW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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