• Short Summary

    TREMENDOUS CHANGES TO THE ICE PALACE AND THE BOB-SLEIGH RUN ARE IN PROGRESS NOW IN PREPARATION FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS AT GRENOBLE.

  • Description

    TREMENDOUS CHANGES TO THE ICE PALACE AND THE BOB-SLEIGH RUN ARE IN PROGRESS NOW IN PREPARATION FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS AT GRENOBLE.

    DOZENS OF JOURNALISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLING IN GRENOBLE FOR A THREE-DAY BRIEFING SESSION. THEY WERE PLEASED TO FIND THAT ON THE LIST OF THINGS BEING RE-DESIGNED, WAS THE PRESS ACCOMMODATION AND PRESS CENTRE.

    IN GRENOBLE ITSELF, THE ICE PALACE HAS BEEN IMPROVED. THE FRENCH AUTHORITIES ARE MAKING SURE THAT THERE IS NOT A SIMILAR CONTROVERSY TO LAST YEAR WHEN AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MANY FACILITIES WERE STRONGLY CRITICISED. THE BOB-SLEIGH RUN, IN PARTICULAR WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN TOO DANGEROUS. SPEEDS OF 75-85 MPH (120-140 KPH) ARE USUAL IN THIS SPORT.

    THIS YEAR, THE FRENCH ARE MAKING SURE THAT THE BOB SLEIGH RUN IS EQUAL TO THE BEST IN EUROPE. HUGE BLOCKS OF ICE ARE USED TO BUILD THE COURSE, AND NEW METHODS OF REFRIGERATION ARE BEING EMPLOYED.

    THE SKI RUNS, ON THE SLOPES OF THE BEAUTIFUL ALPE D'HUEZ, HAVE BEEN ALTERED TOO.

    EVERYTHING IS BEING DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION ??? OLYMPIC VILLAGE. FEARS EARLIER THIS MONTH THAT THERE MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH SNOW AT GRENOBLE FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS. REVERSED WITH THE SUDDEN HEAVY FALLS IN THE PAST FEW DAYS OVER MUCH OF EUROPE. NOW THE FRENCH THINK THERE MIGHT BE TOO MUCH, AND DOZENS OF SNOW PLOUGHS WILL BE STANDING BY. 4,500 TONS OF CHEMICAL SOLVENT HAVE ALREADY STOCKPILED TO MELT THE SNOW IF IT GETS TOO THICK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5M2HL26AW056IVU73LSCQKSCK
    Media URN:
    VLVA5M2HL26AW056IVU73LSCQKSCK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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