• Short Summary

    TOKYO'S OLYMPIC STADIUM IS NEARING COMPLETION.THE ARENA, BUILT FIVE YEARS AGO FOR THE ASIAN GAMES,?

  • Description

    TOKYO'S OLYMPIC STADIUM IS NEARING COMPLETION.THE ARENA, BUILT FIVE YEARS AGO FOR THE ASIAN GAMES, HAS BEEN ENLARGED TO HOLD 72,000 SPECTATORS.PREVIOUSLY, IT HELD ONLY 48,000.

    ONLY A FEW FINISHING TOUCHES ARE NOW NEEDED BEFORE IT WILL BE READY FOR NEXT YEAR'S OLYMPIC GAMES, FROM OCTOBER 10 TO 24.FILM SHOW SOME OF THE IMPROVEMENTS, WHICH WILL BE USED FOR THE FIRST TIME DURING THE INTERNATIONAL SPORT WEEK BEGINNING NEXT FRIDAY.

    ALREADY, THE BOWL FOR THE OLYMPIC FLAME IS IN POSITION.IT STANDS TWO METRES HIGH AND WILL USE PROPANE GAS.IT WAS LIT ON FRIDAY FOR TELEVISION AND NEWSPAPER REPRESENTATIVES.

    DETAILED RESULTS OF EVENTS WILL BE FLASHED ON A SIGNBOARD CAPABLE OF SHOWING 500 LETTERS AND FIGURES.IT IS 105 FEET (32 METRES) LONG AND JUST OVER 28 FEET (8.7 METRES) HIGH.

    LIGHTING WILL BE ALMOST TWICE AS POWERFUL AS THAT AT THE 1960 ROME OLYMPIC STADIUM.NIGHT WILL BE TURNED INTO DAY BY FOUR GIANT ELECTRONIC TOWERS AND A BELT OF HIGH-INTENSITY LAMPS.

    THE STADIUM WILL BE THE SITE FOR THE OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES, TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS, EQUESTRIAN COMPETITIONS, SOCCER AND HOCKEY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4YSKZ9T2Q1EMSDNTZIHIQYYZA
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YSKZ9T2Q1EMSDNTZIHIQYYZA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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