• Short Summary

    For the first time in modern Olympic history the 1980 Games are being held in an Eastern European country -- the Soviet Union -- and in Moscow preparations and building work are already far advanced.

  • Description

    For the first time in modern Olympic history the 1980 Games are being held in an Eastern European country -- the Soviet Union -- and in Moscow preparations and building work are already far advanced.

    SYNOPSIS: This is the Lenin stadium, where -- when the Games begin -- the track and field events will be staged. It is only one among a total of ninety-nine Olympic facilities being built or renovated -- seventy nine of them in Moscow. Many of the new buildings incorporate unique architectural and structural design features.

    The Lenin stadium was built by Swiss contractors and last week (12 July) the firm's representative, Paul Furrer, officially handed over the building to a Soviet Olympic official. Both of them then took part in the opening ceremony. Herr Furrer later joined members of the Soviet National Women's Athletics team for a test run around the new track. In contrast tot he frantic last-minute preparations for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, the Soviet programme appears to be well on schedule.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5IACUR7ZWEL7ATIZ5ZEYIYY0N
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IACUR7ZWEL7ATIZ5ZEYIYY0N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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