• Short Summary

    At London's Wembley Stadium tonight (Saturday Sept. 19th) Sweden won the world speedway team championships, defeating Czechoslovakia, Poland and Britain.

  • Description

    At London's Wembley Stadium tonight (Saturday Sept. 19th) Sweden won the world speedway team championships, defeating Czechoslovakia, Poland and Britain.

    This was the eleventh championship series and the sixth time Sweden has won. Poland has wont he trophy four times and Britain once.

    The team championship is the second most important event in the world speedway calendar, the most important being the world championships which this year was staged in Poland. It was won by New Zealand Ivan Mauger who became the first man competed for Britain in today's World Championships. Another also competed for Britain. Another very experienced competitor was Sweden's ove Fundin, five times a World Champion.

    The championship--held at Wembley only once before, in 1968--were decided over sixteen races.

    The championships began in 1960 when a Polish magazine donated a trophy for a world team event. Sweden won the first title and went on to win again in 1962, 1963 and 1964--the only nation to complete a hat trick--and again in 1967. Poland won in 1961, 1965, 1966, and 1969.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7JFG5G3XOJR6GH2D9K4N0383A
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JFG5G3XOJR6GH2D9K4N0383A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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