• Short Summary

    IT MAY NOT BE AN OLYMPIC SPORT BUT THERE'S CERTAINLY INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION AT LA BAULE ON THE FRENCH ATLANTIC COAST WHERE CHILDREN FROM AS FAR APART AS MADAGASCAR AND MEXICO WERE COMPETING IN THE GRAND PRIX OF SAND CASTLE COMPETITIONS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    IT MAY NOT BE AN OLYMPIC SPORT BUT THERE'S CERTAINLY INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION AT LA BAULE ON THE FRENCH ATLANTIC COAST WHERE CHILDREN FROM AS FAR APART AS MADAGASCAR AND MEXICO WERE COMPETING IN THE GRAND PRIX OF SAND CASTLE COMPETITIONS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

    THE COMPETITION, THIS WAS THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL ONE TO BE HELD AT LA BAULE, WAS ORGANISED BY THE LEADING FRENCH NEWSPAPER "LE FIGARO" IN CONJUNCTION WITH LEADING NEWSPAPERS ROUND THE WORLD, AND THE TRANSPORT AND SOME OF THE PRIZES PROVIDED BY AIR FRANCE.

    22 CHILDREN FROM 14 COUNTRIES COMPETED IN THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION, ALL AGED BETWEEN 11 AND 15 YEARS OLD. NOT ONLY WERE THEY COMPETING FOR SOME VALUABLE TROPHIES - THE PRIZE FOR THE EUROPEAN WINNER INCLUDED A HOLIDAY IN BRAZIL.

    ALTHOUGH SAND-CASTLES WERE THE MOST POPULAR DESIGNS, THE COMPETITION RULES ALLOW FOR ANY WORK OF ART EXECUTED IN SAND ONLY AND THERE WERE SEVERAL UNUSUAL SAND STATUES. PERHAPS A FUTURE MICHELANGELO WAS AMONG THE YOUNG CHILDREN ON LA BAULE'S SANDY BEACH.

    SINCE 1959, WHEN THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION BEGAN - PREVIOUSLY IT HAD BEEN ONLY A NATIONAL EVENT - FRANCE AND SPAIN HAVE DOMINATED THE EUROPEAN CONTENDERS. THIS YEAR IT WAS FRANCE AGAIN WHO TOOK THE HONOURS IN THE GENERAL CLASSIFICATION WITH DENNIS COQUARD TAKING FIRST PRIZE. SECOND PRIZE WENT TO ROBERTO ORRANTIA OF SPAIN, AND THIRD TO DESPINA PARIANOU OF GREECE.

    IN THE SPECIAL AWARD FOR NON-EUROPEAN COMPETITORS, MEXICO'S VINCENTE JASSO TOOK FIRST PLACE WITH URUGUAY'S GEORGE TARALLO RUNNER-UP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB080CSZ208MLKDFYLP68FG9AI
    Media URN:
    VLVAB080CSZ208MLKDFYLP68FG9AI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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