Preparations for the third Africans Games in Algiers later this month are now well advanced.?
GV Delegation of journalists arriving at sports complex
GV Journalists near coaches looking at complex (4 shots)
SV Delegation looking inside stadium
LV ZOOM INTO GV Rehearsal for opening ceremony
GV Delegation into coaches
SV INT Delegation travelling in coach
GV TRAVELLING SHOTS PAST Complex
GV Delegation entering stadium dome (2 shots)
SV PULL OUT TO GV Volley ball game in progress
GV Delegation leaving dome
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Background: Preparations for the third Africans Games in Algiers later this month are now well advanced. Teams from most African nations are expected to participate in the events which have involved more than two years planning.
SYNOPSIS: A large group of visiting journalists was shown the venues for the Games, which begin on July 16 and continue for two weeks. The Games' organisers consider that careful preparation is necessary to ensure the success of the meeting for the athletes, for Algeria and for the competing nations. The dramatic architecture of the main stadium reflects the efforts made. Entries have been invited from forty-four African nations, and most will be represented at the opening ceremony which is begin carefully rehearsed. Many aspects of the Games have had to be planned well in advance. Transport facilities for athletes and officials include a fleet of 120 buses, 118 mini-buses and 180 cars. The participants will use them to ravel between the sports grounds and their rooms at university campuses and hotels. The journalists were taken by bus to the other major venue, the great dome of the indoor sports stadium. The programme includes a full range of track and field, swimming, team and individual events. The organisers hope the Games will help promote a sense of unity among African sportsmen and reports so far indicate that a great deal of interest in the games has already been generated, both inside and outside Algeria.