• Short Summary

    EVEN BEFORE THE END OF THE 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO CITY, PLANNERS IN MUNICH - SITE OF THE 1972 GAMES - ARE ENGROSSED IN THE BASIC PRELIMINARIES; LOCAL TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION.

  • Description

    EVEN BEFORE THE END OF THE 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO CITY, PLANNERS IN MUNICH - SITE OF THE 1972 GAMES - ARE ENGROSSED IN THE BASIC PRELIMINARIES; LOCAL TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION.

    THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM IS BEING EXTENDED; TELEVISION CAMERAS ALREADY HELP TO CONTROL THE BAVARIAN CAPITAL'S HEAVY TRAFFIC: AND EXCAVATION WORK HAS BEGUN ON THE SITE OF THE GIGANTIC OLYMPIC STADIUM. A MODEL OF THE FUTURE OLYMPIC VILLAGE IS READY FOR INSPECTION.

    PUBLIC TRANSPORT WILL HAVE TO MEET AN ENORMOUS DEMAND AS IT IS PROPOSED TO BAN ALL PRIVATE CARS FROM THE OLYMPIC PRECINCTS.

    THE OLYMPIC SITE IN MUNICH WILL COVER 700 ACRES (283 HECTARES). THE STADIUM IS EXPECTED TO SEAT 130,000 PEOPLE, AND THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE TO ACCOMMODATE 10,000 ATHLETES.

    THE TOTAL COST IS ESTIMATED AT GBP80-MILLION STERLING. BUT THIS ESTIMATE WILL PROBABLY BE EXCEEDED IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE ALONE IS EXPECTED TO COST GBP24-MILLION STERLING, AND THE MAIN STADIUM SOME GBP12-MILLION. ABOUT 300 ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS ARE INVOLVED, AND MORE THAN 30 FIRMS ARE CONCERNED WITH THE BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING OPERATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5V3U9K98DG6YJT3KZLBF4LZ8Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA5V3U9K98DG6YJT3KZLBF4LZ8Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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