• Short Summary

    The Quebec Provincial Cabinet Minister in charge of construction at the Olympic Games site in Montreal, Doctor Victor Goldbloom, is unwilling to give a hundred per cent assurance that the main stadium will be ready for the opening of the Games on 17 July, 1976.

  • Description

    The Quebec Provincial Cabinet Minister in charge of construction at the Olympic Games site in Montreal, Doctor Victor Goldbloom, is unwilling to give a hundred per cent assurance that the main stadium will be ready for the opening of the Games on 17 July, 1976.

    He showed journalists around the site on Tuesday (6 January) for the first time since the Quebec Government took over the management of the construction work seven weeks ago.

    He told the journalists that there was a fighting chance the stadium and swimming pool complex would be ready to be handed over to the organisers in six months. And he said that while it was impossible to give guarantees, the was reasonably hopeful the facilities would be completed in time.

    Meanwhile, problems have developed with the huge concrete ring sections in the main complex. They are now being put into place to connect the upper levels of the rib sections already in place. The ring contains the lighting and technical equipment necessary for the stadium, but some sections are not fitting together properly. There is concern over the expansion and contraction factors in extreme weather.

    The organisers of the Games are to report to a session of the International Olympic Committee in Innsbruck on 31 January ... a few days before the opening there of the Winter Olympics.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4G1GCQCO0D60V5MMGOHRHY73
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4G1GCQCO0D60V5MMGOHRHY73
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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