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    LEAD IN: Montreal closed its politically-tormented 1976 Olympic Games on Sunday (1 AUGUST '76) with joyful dancing and colourful pageantry in the first late-night ceremony of its kinds and bade the athletes meet again in Moscow in 1980. "Farewell, Montreal.

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    LEAD IN: Montreal closed its politically-tormented 1976 Olympic Games on Sunday (1 AUGUST '76) with joyful dancing and colourful pageantry in the first late-night ceremony of its kinds and bade the athletes meet again in Moscow in 1980. "Farewell, Montreal. Until we meet in Moscow," the loudspeaker boomed through the jam-packed Olympic Stadium as a throng of more than seventy thousand people watched the athletes parade away. On the huge electric scoreboard flashed live televised pictures of the Lenin Stadium where the 1980 opening ceremony will be held, and of other sites in Moscow. Dancers from Greece - the original home of the Games, from Canada - the 1976 host nation, and from the Soviet Union - the 1980 host, whirled through routines typical of their nations.....joined briefly by a streaker.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA63NIQ6USKXADPB56Y4SAH2EJS
    Media URN:
    VLVA63NIQ6USKXADPB56Y4SAH2EJS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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