• Short Summary

    The battle of the sexes may have a long way to go... but is one?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Players prepares to serve
    0.03

    2.
    GV Game in progress
    0.22

    3.
    GV Scoreboard
    0.24

    4.
    SV Player serves & rushes to net
    0.37

    5.
    CU Player speaking
    1.01

    6.
    GV Game in progress
    1.10

    7.
    SV Reserve players
    1.12

    8.
    GV Game in progress
    1.17


    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 5):



    REPORTER: "The International Volley-Ball Association is calling co-ed pro-volley-ball "a new dimension in sports". Southern California fans aren't exactly breaking down doors to see the new league, but they have proved women can play on an equal basis with men in a sport like volley-ball. Two women must be on the court at all times, and there can be as many as four spikers on the net. The volley balls are larger and softer, which is leading to longer and more exciting rallies. The key to success is the women...with names like Mary-Jill Pepper, Connia Gibbon, Eileen Clancy and Cathy Gregory. This five-team league should reach a respectable standard in its first year."



    PLAYER SPEAKS: "You, the public's already saturated with sports. But this one is unique, because it is women and men competing on the same level. So I really think that once it gets underway people will enjoy it. There are a lot more rallies in this game, and volley-ball can be very exciting and a fast-pace game. People like to watch fast-pace games. I've been on a lot of U.S. teams and I've been on a lot of U.S. teams and I've played on a lot of women's teams -- but to me this really makes me play much harder, and it's much more of a challenge."



    REPORTER: "Volley-ball is the second most popular sport around the world, for attendance and participation, ???V.A. supporters like record magnate Eric Gordio and movie producer Dave Alwolfer hope co-ed grows in the U.S. This is Greg Wyatt, in San Diego.




    Initials BJB/1820 BJB/1830


    SPORT: VOLLEYBALL
    The film is serviced with a commentary by reporter Greg Wyatt, and includes an interview with one women player.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The battle of the sexes may have a long way to go... but is one arena, at least, it seems to be over.

    Professional volley-ball -- a highly popular sport in the United States and in much of the rest of the world--has gone "co-ed" -- a great many games are now being played with mixed teams of men and women.

    America's International Volley-Ball Association is calling the combined game "a new dimension in sports". Although response to the idea has so far been slow on the part of spectators, many of the United States' best volley-ball players are strongly in favour of it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2EXUB8RULBRYV2D6PYWFUW23S
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EXUB8RULBRYV2D6PYWFUW23S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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