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    Sofia Airport
    As the Universiade is about to open, the best University sportsmen from every corner of the world have come to take part in noble competition.

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    Sofia Airport
    As the Universiade is about to open, the best University sportsmen from every corner of the world have come to take part in noble competition.

    Welcome, dear Soviet friends...

    Welcome, sportsmen coming from fraternal Hungary, sunny Italy.

    The flags of many nations fly from the pylons of the UNIVERSITY CITY. Flags of the countries in Europe,
    Ghana
    America
    From every part of the world.

    The sportsmen have excellent facilities for keeping up regular training, in preparation for the greatest sporting event in the world this year.

    Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is ready to welcome her guests
    August 26, 1961.

    Before the officials and many thousands of sports fans, began the impressive parade of the participants in the Universiade - 1961 - more than 1600 University men and women representing 33 different countries.

    Fanfares and flags announced the start of the big parade
    Arousing welcome awaited the sportsmen of distant INDONESIA...

    ... HEROIC CUBA...

    the fraternal socialist countries,
    the Great SOVIET UNION.

    A parade of world youth and friendship
    Both those who have come and many others who have been prevented from coming were united in one common thought and ideal.. - only peace can help promote the flowering of science and sports in the new generation
    Gancho Ganev, Bulgarian Deputy-Minister of Education and Culture, introduced Mr. Paul Schleimer, President of the FISU.

    "The UNIVERSIADE is a Day of Friendship - he said - the friendship that unites all people irrespective of anything that might tend to divide them"...

    In his address Anton Yugov, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bulgaria, said:
    "We fully understand and give our unreserved support to the ideals of University students all over the world to live in peace and friendship... to develop their forces and talents both in the field of science and in the field of physical culture and sports."
    Solemn moments.

    Friendship, youth and beauty, all acting as an inspiration to peace, fraternal love and mutual understanding among the people of every nation....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GFH9TI88DAQZDC7F6T2AU93O
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GFH9TI88DAQZDC7F6T2AU93O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:03:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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