• Short Summary

    THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO CITY ARE SCHEDULED TO START WITHIN TWO MONTHS BUT THE VILLAGE WHERE ATHLETES WILL BE LIVING IS NOT YET FINISHED.

  • Description

    THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO CITY ARE SCHEDULED TO START WITHIN TWO MONTHS BUT THE VILLAGE WHERE ATHLETES WILL BE LIVING IS NOT YET FINISHED.

    CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE LABOURING NIGHT AND DAY TO HAVE THE VILLAGE READY ON TIME. THE GIANT OLYMPIC STADIUM, WHICH WILL HOUSE 80,000 PEOPLE, HAS BEEN RECONSTRUCTED AND PARTS OF IT REBUILT WITH A MORE MODERN APPEARANCE.

    THE BASE FOR THE OLYMPIC FLAME HAS BEEN FIXED IN PLACE IN READINESS FOR THE MOMENT WHEN THE FLAME ARRIVES FROM GREECE TO HERALD THE START OF THE GAMES. NEW CINDERS HAVE BEEN LAID FOR THE TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS, BUT THE OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOL IS NOT YET COMPLETE.

    THE FIRST OLYMPIC ATHLETES WILL BE ARRIVING IN MEXICO CITY WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND THEY WILL GO TO COMPLETED PART OF THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE, WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY HOUSE 15,000 PEOPLE. MEANWHILE, IN ACAPULCO, PREPARATIONS ARE ALMOST COMPLETE ON YACHT RACE INSTALLATIONS.

    ANOTHER BUILDING SOON TO BE COMPLETED IS THE VELODROME WHICH WILL SEAT 14,200 PEOPLE. BOXING, BASKETBALL AND FENCING WILL BE STAGED IN THIS BUILDING, WHICH HAS A HUGE COPPER ROOF. THE AZTEC STADIUM, WHICH IS SAID TO BE ONE OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS IN THE WORLD, WILL BE THE SITE FOR SOCCER, HOUSING 110,000 SPECTATORS. BUT DESPITE THE MORE OR LESS PRESENT UNFINISHED STATE OF THE GAMES SITE, THERE ARE NO FEARS THAT ALL WILL NOT BE READY IN TIME FOR THE BIG DAY WHEN THE OLYMPIC FLAME ARRIVES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA64TO8D5L5YN0PFCMZ7B4L9FVP
    Media URN:
    VLVA64TO8D5L5YN0PFCMZ7B4L9FVP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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