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    Members of the International Olympics Committee made a tour of inspection Yesterday (Friday, 20 March) of the various arenas and sports facilities at present under construction in Munich for the 1972 games.

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    Members of the International Olympics Committee made a tour of inspection Yesterday (Friday, 20 March) of the various arenas and sports facilities at present under construction in Munich for the 1972 games.

    Work on the various stages of the Olympic area started last year. There is to be the main, outdoor arena - a smaller covered stadium, an indoor swimming pool and a new "village" to accommodate the competing athletes.

    The outdoor stadium, where most of the spectator activity will be concentrated, is designed to hold 80,000-47,000 seated and 33,000 standing.

    The indoor stadium is destined to be complete by August 1970, and will be used for gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, wrestling and other indoor events.

    The covered swimming pool, which will eventually house five pools of varying size, will when finished be the biggest "tent" in the world. The whole area is covered with a plastic ceiling suspended in tent style, and will be the latest of its kind in the world.

    Members of the International Olympic Committee inspecting the Munich site included Mr. John B. Kilroy, president of the 1976 Los Angeles Olympic Committee, M. Jean Drapeau, Mayor of Montreal, and Mr. Constantine Andrianov, President of the U.S.S.R. Olympic Committee.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA507K8RU7UEV10WR3Z1RYXWWJX
    Media URN:
    VLVA507K8RU7UEV10WR3Z1RYXWWJX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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