• Short Summary

    The Duke of Kent today (Saturday) opened the Meadowbank Sports Centre at Edinburgh, Scotland, site for the forthcoming British Commonwealth Games, due to start in July.

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    CU ZOOM TO SV Games signboard and flags
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    SV People walk around outside stadium
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    GV PAN INT Stadium
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    GV Highland band past
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    CU Welcome on illuminated board for Duke of Kent
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    SV ZOOM TO CU Duke of Kent stands to make opening speech
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    MV Duke of Kent speaking (2 shots)
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    SV Audience applauds.
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    GV Ditto PAN TO track
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    GV Men's 100 metres hurdles
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    GV Girl practising high jump
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    LV Dog runs onto track
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    GV Cyclist in centro of cycle track
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    GV Cyclist past
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    GV PAN Long distance runners around track.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Duke of Kent today (Saturday) opened the Meadowbank Sports Centre at Edinburgh, Scotland, site for the forthcoming British Commonwealth Games, due to start in July.

    The Commonwealth Games are second in importance only to the Olympics, and are held every four years. Full-scale Commonwealth participation this year is in doubt following the recent threat by 13 African countries to withdraw from the Games unless the forthcoming South Africans' cricket tour of British is cancelled. The new Meadowbank Centre and sports village have been constructed specially for the event at a cost of over GBP2 million.

    After the official opening today by the Duke, there was pre-games programme of athletics, including track events, cycling, judo and basketball.

    Once the Commonwealth Games are completed, the Meadowbank Centre will serve the long-term purpose of providing a new headquarters for developing sport throughout Scotland.

    The centre is only 1 1/2 miles (2.4 Kms) from the centre of Edinburgh. Focal point of the area is the athletics stadium itself, with an eight-lane 400 metres track surrounding a grass football pitch. Track and run-ups are finished in tartan all-weather surfacing to the same specifications as the Mexico Olympics arena. In addition, the new centre includes a village to provide ultra-modern comfort for the competing athletes. A team of 20 catering experts will be on hand to prepare a wide variety of high-protein meals to make sure competitors are well fed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ND4DR0F613BTAI46SUOSMMEK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ND4DR0F613BTAI46SUOSMMEK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    N/A

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