• Short Summary

    In Moscow preparations for the Olympics are still going ahead despite the political cloud hanging over the summer Games.

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    SV PAN EXTERIOR Cycle stadium
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    GV & SV Cyclists racing round stadium
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    SV Press section in stands with broadcast technicians
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    SV Workmen putting finishing touches to press section
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    GV Television Cameraman and Broadcasters (2 shots)
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    CU Racing cycles on stands
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    GV Cyclists racing round track
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    CU TV Cameraman PULL OUT TO Broadcaster
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    GV Cyclists racing round track
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    SPORT: MOSCOW OLYMPICS
    Moscow olympic committee Available for commercial sale

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Moscow preparations for the Olympics are still going ahead despite the political cloud hanging over the summer Games. Workmen are putting the finishing touches to the giant Krylatskoe Velodrome where 6,000 spectators an be seated around a sweeping, banked cycling track.

    SYNOPSIS: The striking design of the Velodrome was the result of a nationwide architectural competition. It is one of 76 buildings specially constructed for the Olympics but afterwards will be available for public use.

    The course has already been tested during the Soviet National track events in January. Recently, a Soviet national team member, Konstantin Khrabtsov st the track's first record of 19.9 seconds per lap, or 60 kmh (37 mph).

    The stadium has extensive press facilities. Coverage of the cycling events will be transmitted to Moscow's Olympic Television and Radio complex for broadcasts abroad. Plans for television coverage of the entire Olympic Games involve three hundred and fifty television cameras and sixty mobile outsiding broadcasting units. Now as the United States calls for an international boycott of the games, these arrangements may be in jeopardy.

    Under the grandstands are rooms for bicycle storage, saunas, and four gyms.

    The track itself is the longest in the world and the roof of the stadium is the size of two football pitches. The track is constructed from larch wood which is dense and heavy. The timber was sawn in a way which prevents chipping should a cyclist fall. The process of fitting the beams together took six months because of the precision required to achieve a smooth finish. New flooring will be laid at the centre of the track so that the stadium can also be used for basketball, table tennis, and athletics.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6OD8M5N0QKJ0JIF87ACUBKH7R
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OD8M5N0QKJ0JIF87ACUBKH7R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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