• Short Summary

    THIS IS PHNOM PENH, THE CAMBODIAN CAPITAL, NAMED AFTER A RICH OLD LADY IN 1372.?

  • Description

    THIS IS PHNOM PENH, THE CAMBODIAN CAPITAL, NAMED AFTER A RICH OLD LADY IN 1372. TOMORROW (FRIDAY), THE FIRST GAMES OF THE EMERGING FORCES IN ASIA (GANEFO) IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN.

    SEVEN NATIONS -- INCLUDING SOME COMMUNIST COUNTRIES -- ARE DUE TO COMPETE IN THE 21 EVENTS OF THE GAMES. TEAMS COMPETING HAVE BEEN BARRED FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE FORTHCOMING FIFTH ASIAN GAMES AT BANGKOK.

    THE GIGANTIC ULTRA MODERN STADIUM CAN ACCOMMODATE 50,000 PEOPLE. IT HAS BEEN BUILT WITH AID FROM THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC. FROM TOMORROW TO DEC. 6TH. IT WILL BE THE SITE OF THE MAIN FIELD AND TRACK EVENTS.

    IN DECEMBER 1963, CAMBODIA CANCELLED THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA PENINSULAR GAMES TO ALLOW INDONESIA AND CHINA TO HOLD THE GANEFO GAMES IN DJAKARTA. A BRAINCHILD OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO, THE GAMES DID NOT TAKE PLACE BECAUSE INDIA AND ISRAEL WITHDREW DUE TO A POLITICAL ROW. GANEFO GAMES WAS IN RETALIATION AGAINST THE ASIAN GAMES WHICH THE PRESIDENT TERMED AS AN IMPERIALIST-BACKED PROJECT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6H4Y7BD24BINJOBT6WUTVGE8K
    Media URN:
    VLVA6H4Y7BD24BINJOBT6WUTVGE8K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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