• Short Summary

    ATHLETIC COACHES FROM ALL OVER AFRICA HAVE ARRIVED IN NAIROBI FOR A TEN DAY COURSE OF INSTRUCTION FROM TWO INSTRUCTORS FROM THE UNITED STATES.

  • Description

    ATHLETIC COACHES FROM ALL OVER AFRICA HAVE ARRIVED IN NAIROBI FOR A TEN DAY COURSE OF INSTRUCTION FROM TWO INSTRUCTORS FROM THE UNITED STATES.

    MR. R.G. NGALA, MINISTER FOR CO-OPERATIVE AND SOCIAL SERVICES WAS AT THE OPENING OF THE COURSE. IN HIS SPEECH OF WELCOME HE SAID THAT AS A SPORTS-LOVER HIMSELF, HE WAS DELIGHTED THAT SO MUCH GOOD WORK WAS BEING DONE. SPORT, HE SAID, BRINGS AFRICANS TOGETHER, A THING WHICH WE NEVER DREAMT WAS POSSIBLE DURING THE COLONIAL DAYS.

    THEN FOR THE COACHES, IT WAS DOWN TO WORK. MR. SORSBY DEMONSTRATED HIGH JUMP TECHNIQUES. THE THEORY LOOKS SO SIMPLE WHEN WELL EXPLAINED, AND DONE BY EXPERTS--BUT EVEN THEY MISS THE BAR SOMETIMES.

    A SECOND COACH, MR. WHITFIELD, DEMONSTRATED SPRINTING, AND WAS SOON BEING IMITATED BY THE COACHES.

    SO THE COURSE IS UNDER WAY. AFRICAN ATHLETES HAVE ALREADY WON MANY MEDALS IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. WITH MORE TRAINED COACHES, THEY HOPE TO WIN EVEN MORE IN THE FUTURE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3HH8BCQAY4910YVU3QUV790MY
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HH8BCQAY4910YVU3QUV790MY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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