Mexico City, Nov 20: More than 25,000 men, women and children honour the memory of a man who dedicated his life to "sports and freedom for everyone".
GV PAN..Parade passes Presidential Palace on the Zocalo to National Cathedral.
GV.Parade passing Palace.
SV.Parade - girls dip flags.
LV.Acrobats perform as they parade.
SV.Girls wave handkerchiefs.
MV.Girl basketball team passes.
MV.Girl baseball players pass.
SV.Volly ball demonstration
MV.Athlete on parallel bars.
SLV.Group of mobile poles.
GV.Rear view girls swing rings.
GV.Motor cycle acrobatics.
MV.Eleven men on four scooters.
SV.Motor cycle balancing act with side car.
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Background: Mexico City, Nov 20: More than 25,000 men, women and children honour the memory of a man who dedicated his life to "sports and freedom for everyone".
The remains of President Francisco I. Madero, Mexico's great martyr of the Revolution of 1910, were moved from the French Cemetery in Mexico City to the most sacred spot in all Mexico, the Monument of the Revolution.
Few nations have reaped the benefits of one man's devotion to sports and freedom as have the people of Mexico. Today, Mexicans have access to virtually any sport of their choosing. Swimming, rowing, basketball, soccer, "Futbol Americano" and "Fronton Tenis" are among the sports made possible and popularized by President Madero.
Following memorial services, 25,000 sports enthusiasts stage a big parade through the heart of Mexico City. President Lopez Mateos and huge crowds of spectators watched the somersaults, hand-stands, and feats of strength and agility.
The parade wound its way round Mexico's main square, faced by the 400-year-old National Cathedral; past the Palace of Fine Arts and down Avenia Juarez to the Monument of the Revolution.. a stirring salute to one of it's greatest citizens, and a fitting celebration of Mexico's 50th Anniversary of the Revolution.