• Short Summary

    The Russian basket-ball team, accompanied by officials, flew into Rome's Ciampino Airport August 15. They?

  • Description

    The Russian basket-ball team, accompanied by officials, flew into Rome's Ciampino Airport August 15. They were the forerunners of the 300-man Soviet Olympic team due to arrive August 19. Towering above his comrades was the giant athlete of the team, Yan Krunnich-7 feet, 2 inches tall.

    A motor-coach took the party of fifty to the ???3 million Italian Olympic Village where 7,000 athletes will live during the Games. The Russian basket-ball team-second to America in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games - will enjoy the facilities of the twenty restaurants and the international army of cooks who will serve everything from steak-and-kidney pie and spaghetti to raw fish during their stay.

    Elimination rounds for basket-ball commence August 26 - the day after the opening ceremony - at the Palazzo dello Sport.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5J4WPQAGPZRJW1BK9PZ3CKCNY
    Media URN:
    VLVA5J4WPQAGPZRJW1BK9PZ3CKCNY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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