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    GHANA RETAINED THE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY, BEATING THE IVORY COAST BY 165 POINTS TO 138 IN THE "FRIENDSHIP" GAMES WHICH ENDED ON SATURDAY AT THE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM.

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    GHANA RETAINED THE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY, BEATING THE IVORY COAST BY 165 POINTS TO 138 IN THE "FRIENDSHIP" GAMES WHICH ENDED ON SATURDAY AT THE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM.

    THE GAMES OPENED WITH A MARCH-PAST OF ATHLETES.....THE IVORY COAST CONTINGENT LEADING GHANA .... THE HOST TEAM.

    ON THE ROSTRUM TAKING THE SALUTE WAS THE SPORTS DIRECTOR MR. FRANCIS SELORMEY.

    ALICE ANUM OF GHANA LED THE FIELD IN THE WOMEN'S 100 YARDS SPRINT, AND WAS FIRST PAST THE TAPE. HER TIME, 10.8 SECONDS.

    THE FIELD EVENTS WERE A HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAMES, AND THE JAVELIN EVENT WAS TYPICAL OF THE CLOSE STRUGGLES FOR SUPREMACY SEEN AT THE STADIUM.

    ANOTHER CLOSE CONTEST IN THE POLE-VAULT RESULTED IN A WINNING JUMP OF 13 FEET 2 INCHES, WITH IVORY COAST COMPETITORS FILLING THE FIRST TWO PLACES.

    A LARGE CROWD WAS ON HAND TO WATCH THE MAIN TRACK EVENTS WHICH INCLUDED THE MEN'S 440 YARDS RACE. AFTER SOME GOOD TACTICAL RUNNING W. WILLIAMS OF GHANA WAS THE WINNER IN 48.9 SECONDS. GHANA ALSO TOOK THE SECOND PLACING.

    THE TWO COUNTRIES WERE EVENLY MATCHED, AND IN THE WOMEN'S 880 YARDS EVENT IT WAS THE IVORIANS' TURN TO TAKE THE HONOURS DURING THE FRIENDSHIP GAMES THE POINTS LEAD SEE-SAWED SEVERAL TIMES, WITH THE GHANAIANS EMERGING EVENTUAL OVERALL WINNERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1Y69H3V0GJDSWP9372CYAXR4
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1Y69H3V0GJDSWP9372CYAXR4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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