• Short Summary

    About 40 young skiers are using a plastic ski slope in their bids for selection in the United States' Winter Olympic team for Innsbruck next year.

  • Description

    About 40 young skiers are using a plastic ski slope in their bids for selection in the United States' Winter Olympic team for Innsbruck next year.

    The skiers are all aiming for the jumping event and have used the artificial slope to help with off-season training.

    The skiers had their first run on the slope in Madison, Wisconsin, on Tuesday (14 October) and will continue their preparations for another week.

    Several European countries have plastic slopes for training and coaches say there is very little difference between the plastic surface and snow.

    U.S. Olympic officials say the skiers' performances on the Madison plastic hills will count about twenty-five per cent towards selection.

    This film is serviced with an English commentary by TVN reporter, Charles Amundson. A transcript appears overleaf.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4SB9DAX8IB4DTFQNX8LKPKMIF
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SB9DAX8IB4DTFQNX8LKPKMIF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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