• Short Summary

    WITH THE OPENING OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS AT GRENOBLE JUST FOUR DAYS AWAY, COMPETITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE GATHERING IN THE FRENCH RESORT.

  • Description

    WITH THE OPENING OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS AT GRENOBLE JUST FOUR DAYS AWAY, COMPETITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE GATHERING IN THE FRENCH RESORT.

    AND, IGNORING THE THREAT OF SEX TESTS AND THE EVER-SIMMERING ROW OVER "SHAMATEURISM" SKATERS AND SKIERS ARE CROWDING THE ICE RINKS AND SKI SLOPES FOR VALUABLE PRACTISE SESSIONS.

    NO EFFORT OR EXPENSE HAS BEEN SPARED IN PREPARATIONS FOR THE OLYMPICS, AND THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE IN GRENOBLE BOASTS EVERY FACILITY FOR THE WORLD'S TOP SNOW AND ICE SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN. 2,200 ATHLETES AND THEIR ADVISERS WILL BE ACCOMMODATED THERE.

    THE OPENING CEREMONY ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, WILL BE PERFORMED BY PRESIDENT DE GAULLE.

    BUT ALTHOUGH ALL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS HAVE GONE SMOOTHLY, A NOTE OF DISCORD ECHOES ROUND THE SNOW SLOPES OF GRENOBLE. THIS AROSE WHEN THE OLYMPIC ORGANISERS, LED BY MR AVERY BRUNDAGE, PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, ATTACKED THE PRESENCE OF "SHAMATEURS" IN OLYMPIC SPORTS.

    THEY CITED AS AN EXAMPLE THE PRACTISE OF SOME SKIERS OF ENSURING THAT THE NAMES OF THE MANUFACTURERS OF THEIR SKIS ARE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED.

    HOWEVER, DESPITE THIS AND THE COMPULSORY SEX-DETERMINATION TESTS IMPOSED ON ALL WOMEN COMPETITORS, THE WORLD'S BEST WINTER SPORT ATHLETES ARE BUSY PREPARING FOR THE BIG EVENTS NOW ONLY HOURS AWAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5SGIMFT5ZU0GR7449WW2ZNMJB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SGIMFT5ZU0GR7449WW2ZNMJB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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