• Short Summary

    CONGO-KINSHASA WILL COMPETE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MEXICO CITY NEXT MONTH.

  • Description

    CONGO-KINSHASA WILL COMPETE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MEXICO CITY NEXT MONTH. THE COUNTRY HAS NAMED A TEN-MAN TEAM TO CONTEST TWO SPORTS - BOXING AND CYCLING. RECENTLY SELECTORS STAGED A RACE AMONG THE COUNTRY'S LEADING CYCLISTS TO DECIDE MEMBERS AT THE OLYMPIC SQUAD.

    THE CYCLISTS ARE CONSTANTIN KABEMBA, IGNACE MANJAMBI, FRANCOIS OMBAZI, SAMUEL KIBAMBA AND BARNABE. IN THE 130 KILOMETRE (80 MILE) RACE RECENTLY WHICH BEGAN FROM KINSHASA, KABEMBA WAS THE VICTOR. KABEMBA AND BARNABE FORCED THE PACE TOWARDS THE END OF THE RACE, AND WERE NEVER SERIOUSLY THREATENED.

    THE OLYMPIC TEAM WILL LEAVE ON SEPTEMBER 26, AND WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY DELEGATES TO ATTEND VARIOUS MEETINGS OF THE NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES DURING THE GAMES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5FE5BSUAJX9Y3GWEI1PKZIFSU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FE5BSUAJX9Y3GWEI1PKZIFSU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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