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    Visnews filmed Feb
    14-15 the seven-nation would cup skating championships won by Finland at Bislet
    Stadium, Oslo, before King Olav and a 35,000-strong crowd.

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    Visnews filmed Feb
    14-15 the seven-nation would cup skating championships won by Finland at Bislet
    Stadium, Oslo, before King Olav and a 35,000-strong crowd. Other royal
    spectators: Prince Bertil, son of King Gustav of Sweden and Princess Ragnhild,
    daughter of Olav.

    The 1500 metres was won by Toivo Salonen. Finland (2.15); second, Juhani
    Javrvinen, Finland (2.16.2.); Robert Merkulov, USSR (2.16.8). Raymond Gilloz,
    France, and Cary Cassidy, Australia were ninth.

    Though the excited Norwegian fans kept their fingers crossed in the hope that
    Norway might for the first time in the history of the Championships - this was
    the 54th - carry off the World Cup, most whispered Salonen and his compatriots
    would snatch the honours.

    The rest of Norway that failed to get into Bislet - the capital's biggest
    stadium - followed the tourney by radio hoping for great news of Knut Johansen
    winner of the European Cup in Gothenburg. He ran well, came fourth in the 1500
    metres.

    In the 10,000 metres B. Karenus, Sweden, tied with Salonen to win.

    The nations competing: Norway, Finland, USSR, Holland, Canada, Hungary, Sweden.

    Giving Finland the world cup were Jaervinen, Salonen, Third bets overall placing
    was Merkulov.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4C1VSYB74VF93VOJZEBLK06JZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4C1VSYB74VF93VOJZEBLK06JZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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