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    Rumania's Prime Minister Ion Gheorghe Maurer spent the last day of his five-day official visit to West Germany touring the site of the Olympic Village being built at Munich.

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    Rumania's Prime Minister Ion Gheorghe Maurer spent the last day of his five-day official visit to West Germany touring the site of the Olympic Village being built at Munich.

    Prime Minister Maurer is the first of any of the Warsaw Pact Premiers to visit West Germany. He spent two days in Bonn, where he had talks with Chancellor Willy Brandt about easing East-West tensions and invited both Chancellor Brandt and President Gustav Heinemann to visit Rumania.

    The Rumanian Prime Minister also visited hamburg-where he spoke to industrial and business leaders who have trade relations with Rumania-and Dusseldorf, before going to Munich.

    The Olympic Village being built at Munich will be able to house about 12,000 athletes and team personnel during the 1972 Olympic Games It will become a modern housing estate after the Games are over.

    Opening and closing ceremonies will take place in the Olympic Stadium as will all athletics events expect the marathon and the 50 kilometre (9.321 miles) walk. The final of the Olympic football championship-the last day's equestrian "Prix des Nations" will also be held there. The Olympic Stadium can accommodate 80,000 spectators-47,000 of them seated, and the other 33,000 standing-in addition to guests of honour, pressmen, managerial and maintenance staff, and off course competitors.

    Work on the indoor sports stadium began in June, 1969. Only 200 yards (182.88 metres) from the Olympic Stadium, the indoor grounds will be used for the gymnastic contests and the Olympic indoor handball tournament. After 1972 it will be available for six-day races, indoor athletics, wrestling, volleyball, basketball and tennis, and circus performances. It will also accommodate exhibitions and concerts for large audiences and will be used for colour television broadcasts and film production. During the Olympic Games, there will be room for 11,000 spectators.

    The indoor swimming hall will contain five pools where all the Olympic swimming and diving event will take place, as will the water polo final. During the Olympic events over 7,600 spectators will be accommodated. After the Games the stadium will be used as a public swimming bath with a section for non-swimmers.

    In 1974, when the World Cup football tournament is held in Munich, the Olympic facilities will be used.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7G5FGUQ24ESSYGF7DJO6LKW1X
    Media URN:
    VLVA7G5FGUQ24ESSYGF7DJO6LKW1X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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