• Short Summary

    WITH ONLY THREE MONTHS TO GO, EDINBURGH ORGANISERS HAVE BEGUN THE FINAL PHASE OF THEIR SCHEDULE OF PREPARATIONS FOR THE NINTH BRITISH COMMONWEALTH GAMES.

  • Description

    WITH ONLY THREE MONTHS TO GO, EDINBURGH ORGANISERS HAVE BEGUN THE FINAL PHASE OF THEIR SCHEDULE OF PREPARATIONS FOR THE NINTH BRITISH COMMONWEALTH GAMES.
    TWELVE YEARS HAVE ELAPSED SINCE SCOTLAND, A FOUNDER -NATION OF THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES FORTY YEARS AGO, FIRST STAKED ITS CLAIM AS A VENUE. THIS YEAR EDINBURGH, THE CAPITAL, WILL PLAY HOST TO EIGHTEEN HUNDRED COMPETITORS AND OFFICIALS FROM NEARLY FORTY COUNTRIES WHEN THE NINTH GAMES GET UNDER WAY ON 16TH JULY.
    OVER THREE-HUNDRED-THOUSAND TICKETS HAVE BEEN PRINTED FOR THE NINE SPORTS ON THE PROGRAMME, AND SELLING OF THESE BEGAN IN JANUARY, WITH HEAVY DEMAND.
    A SOPHISTICATED AND MODERN EXCHANGE HAS BEEN INSTALLED TO COPE WITH A STEADY FLOW OF TELEPHONE TRAFFIC AND NEWS CIRCUITS.
    THE OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES, AND ALL TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS, WILL BE HELD IN A NEW STADIUM COMPLEX AT MEADOWBANK WHICH COST 2 AND HALF MILLION POUNDS ( 5.4 MILLION DOLLARS ). IT HAS AN ALL-WEATHER SURFACE TRACK AND WILL SEAT THIRTY THOUSAND SPECTATORS. NESTLING IN THE SHADOW OF ARTHUR'S SEAT, A MOUNTAIN PEAK, THE COMPLEX WILL EMPLOY THE LATEST AVAILABLE ELECTRONIC TIMING AND CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION DEVICES.
    LESS THAN A MILE AWAY, ACROSS HOLYROOD PARK, THE NEW INDOOR POOL HAS TAKEN SHAPE. DESIGNED TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS IT PROVIDES EVERY FACILITY REQUIRED BY COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS, HAS A SEPARATE DIVING POOL, AND CAN HOUSE TWO THOUSAND SPECTATORS.
    THE POOL COST THE EDINBURGH CORPORATION ONE MILLION, SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS (1.44 MILLION DOLLARS), TO BUILD.
    ADJOINING THE POOL AND JUST OVER A MILE FROM THE CITY CENTRE, THE POLLOCK HALLS OF RESIDENCE OF EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY WILL PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR THOSE TAKING PART. THIS GAMES "VILLAGE" OF EIGHT HALL IS WELL EQUIPPED AND COMFORTABLY APPOINTED IN A RURAL SETTING. EDINBURGH NOW AWAITS WITH EAGERNESS THE INFLUX OF COMPETITORS AND TOURISTS FROM ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE WHO WILL BE HEADING FOR SCOTLAND AND THE GAMES IN JUST A FEW WEEK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1RJ1SBD54PNQEQI4FG1H9KFG2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RJ1SBD54PNQEQI4FG1H9KFG2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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