• Short Summary

    TICKETS FOR THE OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES AT NEW YEAR'S OLYMPIC GAMES AND FOR ALL TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS WENT ON SALE IN TOKYO TODAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    TICKETS FOR THE OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES AT NEW YEAR'S OLYMPIC GAMES AND FOR ALL TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS WENT ON SALE IN TOKYO TODAY (FRIDAY).FOR MANY JAPANESE IT MEANT THE END OF A WEEK'S PATIENT QUEUEING.

    TWENTY TENTS WERE PITCHED OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL STADIUM TICKET-OFFICES AS GAMES FANS WAITED FOR THE OPENING OF THE BOX-OFFICES.SOME OF THE TENTS WERE MANNED IN SHIFTS.

    THE QUEUERS HAD TO PUT UP WITH THREE DAYS OF RAIN AND TEMPERATURES DIPPING TO FREEZING POINT.MOST OF THE CAMPERS WERE COLLEGE STUDENTS, BUT THERE WERE SEVERAL WHO HOPE TO TOUT TICKETS JUST BEFORE THE GAMES BEGIN NEXT OCTOBER.

    ONE MAN WAS PAID GBP2 DAILY TO HOLD A PLACE IN THE QUEUE.PORTABLE STOVES PROVIDED HEATING.THE LONG NIGHT HOURS WERE WILED AWAY PLAYING A GAME SIMILAR TO DOMINOES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7TRQPSSFYB1UXEJIJYVAHTNHN
    Media URN:
    VLVA7TRQPSSFYB1UXEJIJYVAHTNHN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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