• Short Summary

    THE SWEDISH PETTERSON BROTHERS ARE HOPING FOR A GOLD MEDAL IN THE ROAD TEAM TIME TRIAL CYCLE EVENT IN THE MEXICO CITY OLYMPIC GAMES.

  • Description

    THE SWEDISH PETTERSON BROTHERS ARE HOPING FOR A GOLD MEDAL IN THE ROAD TEAM TIME TRIAL CYCLE EVENT IN THE MEXICO CITY OLYMPIC GAMES. MEANWHILE SEVERAL AMERICAN NEGRO ATHLETES ARE PROTESTING AGAINST ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION IN AMERICA BY WEARING TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DRESS THROUGHOUT THE GAMES.

    THE FOUR PETTERSON BROTHERS - GOSTA, STURE, ERIK AND TOMAS ARE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDERS FOR ROAD TEAM TIME TRAIL CYCLING, ONE OF THE TWO LONG DISTANCE OLYMPIC EVENTS IN THIS SPORT.

    ONE OF THE NEGROES IN THE U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM WHO HAS ELECTED TO WEAR AFRICAN DRESS IS BOB BEMON. A SPOKESMAN SAID THAT HE AND MOTHER NEGROES HOPED TO BE JOINED BY BLACK ATHLETES FROM OTHER TEAMS. THE PROTESTS ARE DESIGNED TO BE MADE BY INDIVIDUALS, AND SEVERAL HAVE CHOSEN TO WEAR AFRICAN DRESS, INCLUDING BEADS AND SANDALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7BNPOECB38TM0ERWHA4S3WPOX
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BNPOECB38TM0ERWHA4S3WPOX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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