• Short Summary

    FOURTEEN HUNDRED ATHLETES FROM 27 COUNTRIES PARADED THROUGH THE GIANT RAMAT-GAN STADIUM IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AT THE OPENING OF THE SEVENTH MACCABIAH GAMES - THE JEWISH OLYMPICS.

  • Description


    PRESIDENT SHAZAR ARRIVING FOR THE CEREMONY, TEAMS FORM THE UNITED STATES, ARGENTINE, ITALY, AUSTRALIA AND SWEDEN MARCHING PAST, AND THE FLAME BEING LIT BY MISS DEBORAH TURNER.




    Initials DE/V/JF/PC


    SPORT: MACCABIAH GAMES

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    Background: FOURTEEN HUNDRED ATHLETES FROM 27 COUNTRIES PARADED THROUGH THE GIANT RAMAT-GAN STADIUM IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AT THE OPENING OF THE SEVENTH MACCABIAH GAMES - THE JEWISH OLYMPICS. A CROWD OF FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE WATCHED THE CEREMONY DURING WHICH THE ISRAEL PRESIDENT,MR. ZALMAN SHAZAR, OFFICIALLY DECLARED THE GAMES OPEN. THE FLAME, WHICH WILL REMAIN ALIGHT THROUGHOUT THE NINE-DAY MEETING, WAS LIT BY MISS DEBORAH TURNER, A BRITISH-BORN SPRINTER, NOW RESIDENT IN ISRAEL.

    THE HUGE CROWD APPLAUDED AS THE NATIONAL TEAMS MARCHED INTO THE ARENA. THE LARGEST OF ALL CAME FROM THE UNITED STATES - WITH 299 COMPETITORS. AMONG THE OTHER TEAMS WERE CONTINGENTS FROM ARGENTINE, AUSTRALIA, SWEDEN, ITALY AND JAMAICA.

    THE MACCABIAH GAMES ARE HELD EVERY FOUR YEARS IN ISRAEL. THE ORGANISERS HOPE THAT THE VISITORS, WHILE COMPETING FOR MEDALS AND TROPHIES, WILL ALSO HAVE THE CHANCE TO SEE ISRAEL AT FIRST HAND AND ESTABLISH LINKS WITH ITS CITIZENS.

    INCLUDED IN THE 20-SPORT PROGRAMME ARE ATHLETICS, SWIMMING, JUDO, BOWLING, SOCCER, HANDBALL AND VOLLEYBALL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABD2P1K25FZ5STZWZHEUJ9R8PU
    Media URN:
    VLVABD2P1K25FZ5STZWZHEUJ9R8PU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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