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    The teams competing in the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki and the opening ceremony.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games Open

    ATHLETES AND ATHLETICS. Shots of Olympic Athletes in quarters in Helsinki for the 1952 Games of Germany, Japan, Soviet, Hungary, Nigeria and Britain, & Wint of Jamaica..various contingents including Canadians in training for events

    BURGHLEY LORD and LADY. Lord Burghley at ceremony of Opening Helsinki Olympic Games 1952 in Finland

    EDINBURGH DUKE of. Arrives at London airport to board Viking en route to Oslo to King Haakon before visiting Olympics at Helsinki

    FINLAND, President of President Paasikivi declares open the Olympic Games 1952 in Felsinki

    FINLAND. The 1952 Olympic Games.. shots of quarters where all teams are housed.. practise in readyness. shots Helsinki city and Stadium. Opening Ceremony, entry of teams, with flags, Young Woman in Peace Plea interruption, Pres Paasikivi declares open, Doves released, Torch arrives etc

    FLAGS. Shots of flags of nations competing at Helsinki in Olympic Games 1952.. also Olympic flag with symbol

    HELSINKI. Finnish Capital Shots of city, streets etc ready for 1952 Olympic Games. Stadium, Teams housed in new town, training etc Shots teams Opening Ceremony in crowded Stadium, doves released, torch arrives etc etc entry of nations. Watched by Finnish Pres. Paasikivi

    LONDON AIRPORT. Duke of Edinburgh and board Viking of Royal Flight to King Haakon in Norway before visiting the Olympic Games 1952 in Helsinki

    NURMI Bears the Olympic Torch into Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland at start of 1952 Games

    OLYMPIC GAMES...1952. Opening ceremony of the Helsinki Olympic 1952. Shots of Helsinki streets, and City..Shots Stadium, Quarters where teams are housed and members of German, Japanese, Soviet, Hungarian, Canadian, Nigerian and British teams, Canteen etc Wint of Jamaica, Aussies, Shots of flags of nations and Olympic symbol. Opening Day in rain, entry of British, Jap, German, Soviet & Korean teams, Watched by Lord Burghley and soviet servicemen. Young Woman in Peace Plea interruption. Finnish President Paaskivi declares open Doves released. Olympic Torch carried by Paavo Nunni comes in.. Shots also of teams training in various events

    PAASIKIVI PRESIDENT of Finland. Declares open the 1953 Olympic Games in Helsinki

    WINT ARTHUR. At Helsinki Olympics 1952 in Jamaican quarters.

    Ceremonies - Miscellaneous; Sport; Sweden
    Background: The teams competing in the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki and the opening ceremony.

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