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    Near the winter Olympic games capital of Sapporo in northern Japan, a first taste of winter sports for youths from eighteen Asian countries from India to Japan.

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    Near the winter Olympic games capital of Sapporo in northern Japan, a first taste of winter sports for youths from eighteen Asian countries from India to Japan.

    The youths are attending an international junior sportsmen's conference at Fukagawa in Hokkaido Island and naturally there was ample time on their agenda to emulate the senior athletes competing for olympic gold medals.

    During their nine-day meeting, the youths also spent time watching the olympic events around Sapporo city.

    But the emphasis here was "getting to know each other". A total of 508 youths from 20 countries took part in the conference to discuss future inter-Asian youth competition.

    The conference was made up of three representatives of each country belonging to the Asian Games Federation, 145 youths from the West German Sports Union, 25 foreign students studying in Japan and 200 Japanese young sports men and women.

    In this mini olympic village, all taking part in the fonference had ample opportunity to exchange goodwill. Sports events filled the daytime programme, Japanese meals provided a new avenue of culinary exploration together while most evenings there was entertainment -- either folk dancing displays or group "bunny-hops".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8G2RADGC7BF5FETI1FSLWV0CX
    Media URN:
    VLVA8G2RADGC7BF5FETI1FSLWV0CX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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