• Short Summary

    INNSBRUCK AWOKE TODAY (FRIDAY), THIRD DAY OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS, TO A VERY UNUSUAL SIGHT - SNOW.

  • Description

    1.
    GV MAIN STREET.
    0.10

    2.
    CU PAN.. CAR TO GV... STREET.
    0.20

    3.
    SV SKIERS ENTER COACH.
    0.27

    4.
    CU MAN FIT SKID CHAINS.
    0.35

    5.
    CU MAN WIPES WINDSCREENS.
    0.44

    6.
    SV MAN SWEEPING STREET.
    0.54

    7.
    LV TILT DOWN...CHURCH.
    1.00


    VARIOUS SHOTS OF SNOW COVERED INNSBRUCK;



    SNOW SNOW CLEARED FROM THE STREETS;



    PARTY OF SKIERS ENTERING A COACH ON THEIR WAY TO A TRAINING SESSION;



    AND CHAINS BEING FITTED TO CAR WHEELS.




    Initials JM/S/RM/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INNSBRUCK AWOKE TODAY (FRIDAY), THIRD DAY OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS, TO A VERY UNUSUAL SIGHT - SNOW. FIRST TO FALL SINCE NOVEMBER, THE SNOW LAY TWO INCHES (5 CENTIMETRES) DEEP IN THE CITY ITSELF, BUT IN THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS, WHERE MANY OF THE EVENTS ARE TAKING PLACE, IT WAS AS MUCH AS SIX INCHES (15 CENTIMETRES) DEEP. EVEN SO IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TO SERIOUSLY HAMPER ARRANGEMENTS, ALTHOUGH THE TRAINING SESSION FOR THE WOMAN'S DOWNHILL SKI EVENT WAS POSTPONED TWO HOURS WHILE THE COURSE WAS PREPARED.

    IN GENERAL COMPETITORS WELCOMED THE SNOW, FOR THE SERIOUS LACK OF IT HAS BEEN BLAMED FOR THE NUMBER OF INJURIES THAT HAVE RESULTED FROM CRASHES AND FALLS. IT IS IRONIC THAT AFTER WEEKS OF EFFORT BY THOUSANDS OF AUSTRIAN SOLDIERS, WHO TOILED AT GREAT EXPENSE TO BRING SNOW FROM OTHER AREAS FOR THE VARIOUS TRACKS AND COURSES, THAT SNOW SHOULD ARRIVE SO SOON AFTER THE OPENING OF THE GAMES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5BNOCC2SO5B6O8OSOYNZ1TQJJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BNOCC2SO5B6O8OSOYNZ1TQJJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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