The Russian basket-ball team, accompanied by officials, flew into Rome's Ciampino Airport August 15. They?
LV. Russian plane taxies
SV. Athletes down plane steps.
CU. Athletes barge.
SV. Athletes move along.
SV. Group with two tall athletes.
MV. PAN. Tall athlete with reporter
SPORT: OLYMPIC GAMES
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Background: 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.