• Short Summary

    THE IVORY COAST HAS BEGUN A RECRUITING CAMPAIGN AMONG FISHERMEN - AS THE "BEST MEN FOR THE JOB" - TO ACQUIRE ROWING TEAMS FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO BE HELD IN MEXICO IN OCTOBER.

  • Description

    THE IVORY COAST HAS BEGUN A RECRUITING CAMPAIGN AMONG FISHERMEN - AS THE "BEST MEN FOR THE JOB" - TO ACQUIRE ROWING TEAMS FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO BE HELD IN MEXICO IN OCTOBER.

    THE RECRUITED FISHERMEN ARE TAKEN TO THE IVORY COAST'S INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL SPORTS FOR A FINAL SELECTION. AT PRESENT, ABOUT NINE FISHERMEN ARE UNDER TRAINING AT THE INSTITUTE'S CAMP.

    AS WELL AS TRAINING IN THE HANDLING OF CANOES AND KAYAKS, THE FISHERMEN ARE PUT ON A STRICT TRAINING DIET AND PUT THROUGH A MUSCULAR DEVELOPMENT AND THEORETIC COURSE.

    TIMES ACHIEVED BY THE FISHERMEN AT THE CAMP ARE SAID TO BE ALREADY PROMISING, IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE ONLY BEEN IN TRAINING FOR A SHORT TIME.

    THE IVORY COAST MAY BE THE FIRST AFRICAN COUNTRY TO COMPETE IN CANOE AND KAYAK EVENTS AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA28J7K81YD8V3L38EAXVJA6V3M
    Media URN:
    VLVA28J7K81YD8V3L38EAXVJA6V3M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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