• Short Summary

    NILS AANESS OF NORWAY BECAME THE 1963 EUROPEAN SPEED-SKATING CHAMPION WHEN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ENDED AT GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    GV STADIUM
    0.05

    2.
    LV R.LIEBRECHTS, HOLLAND, AND NILS AANESS, NORWAY, START, CAMERA PANS ON AANESS LEADING ROUND FIRST BEND
    0.21

    3.
    CU SPECTATOR
    0.23

    4.
    GV PAN..AANESS WINS BY COMFORTABLE LEAD
    0.36

    5.
    GV CROWD
    0.37

    6.
    LV IGOR OSTASHOV AND FRED MAIER START, CAMERA PANS ON NORWEGIAN TAKING LEAD BUT LOSING TO RUSSIAN
    0.56

    7.
    GV CROWD
    0.58

    8.
    GTV PAN..MAIER WINS
    1.09

    9.
    SV CROWD APPLAUD
    1.11

    10.
    MV PAN..WINNER STENIN WITH AANESS SECOND
    1.15

    11.
    START OF PAIR 1 (GORAN SLOTT, SWEDEN, AND BORIS STENIN, USSR) CAMERA PANS TO RUSSIAN TAKING LEAD IN BACK STRAIGHT
    1.27

    12.
    SLV PAN.. RUSSIAN AHEAD OF SLOTT
    1.38

    13.
    CU SPECTATORS
    1.40

    14.
    SV PAN..STENIN OVER LINE
    1.45



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NILS AANESS OF NORWAY BECAME THE 1963 EUROPEAN SPEED-SKATING CHAMPION WHEN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ENDED AT GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, TODAY (SUNDAY).HE ESTABLISHED AN OVERALL LEAD AFTER THE 500 AND 5,000 METRES EVENTS THE DAY BEFORE.

    A TOTAL OF 44 COMPETITORS FROM 14 COUNTRIES ENTERED THE CHAMPIONSHIPS.THE EVENTS WERE ORGANISED ON A ELIMINATION BASIS, THE SKATERS COMPETING IN PAIRS.

    THE 500 METRES EVENT WAS WON BY BORIS STENIN, OF THE SOVIET UNION, THE 1960 WORLD CHAMPION.AANESS WAS SECOND IN THIS EVENT.THE WEATHER AT THE START OF THE RACE WAS VERY COLD - THE THERMOMETER HAD DROPPED TO -8 DEGREES CENTIGRADE AND THERE WAS A SQUALLY WIND WHICH HAMPERED THE SKATERS.

    KNUT JOHANNESEN OF NORWAY WON THE 5,000 METRES EVENT, AND TOOK SECOND PLACE IN THE OVER-ALL CHAMPIONSHIP, ALTOGETHER NORWEGIAN SKATERS TOOK THE FIRST FOUR PLACES.STENIN WAS FIFTH.

    IN SPITE OF THE BITTERLY COLD WEATHER, A CROWD OF MORE THAN 24,000 WATCHED THE EVENTS.THEY INCLUDED CROWN PRINCE HARALD OF NORWAY AND PRINCE BERTIL OF SWEDEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAASYAWO0LP3CBNG9HACGKKSWNK
    Media URN:
    VLVAASYAWO0LP3CBNG9HACGKKSWNK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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