• Short Summary

    THE MOSCOW BEARS ARE AN ICE-HOCKEY TEAM WITH A DIFFERENCE -- THEY'RE REAL BEARS AND CAN CURRENTLY BE SEEN IN THE MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS.

  • Description

    THE MOSCOW BEARS ARE AN ICE-HOCKEY TEAM WITH A DIFFERENCE -- THEY'RE REAL BEARS AND CAN CURRENTLY BE SEEN IN THE MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS. SOVIET SKILL IN THE ICE-HOCKEY STADIUM IS HONOURED IN THE ANNALS OF SPORT, AND NOW RUSSIAN BEARS ARE TAKING UP THE CHALLENGE. NO NEED FOR WARM CLOTHING OR HEAVY PADDING FOR THEM, THEY'RE ALREADY EQUIPPED WITH FUR COATS AND POUNDS OF MUSCLE PADDING. ICE-HOCKEY IS SAID TO BE THE FASTEST SPORT IN THE WORLD AND MANY SAY IT'S MOST DANGEROUS. HOW DANGEROUS IT COULD BECOME MIGHT BE SEEN IN A BEAR VERSUS MAN MATCH - PERHAPS THE SOVIET BEARS AGAINST THE MOSCOW DYNAMOS, OR EVEN AN INTERNATIONAL WITH THE SOVIET BEARS AGAINST THE BOSTON BRUINS. BEARS ARE NOTED FOR THEIR INSTINCTIVE SKILL AT BALANCING AND THEY'VE OFTEN BEEN SEEN IN CIRCUSES RIDING BICYCLES AND ROLLING BARRELS, NOW THEIR NATURAL SKILLS MAY FIND THEM A PLACE IN WINTER-SPORTS.

    IF ICE-HOCKEY IS THE MOST DANGEROUS SPORT IN THE WORLD, ONE THAT'S ALMOST AS DANGEROUS MUST BE SPEEDWAY RACING - ON ICE. ALTHOUGH A COMPARATIVELY NEW SPORT, IT HAS ALREADY ACHIEVED INTERNATIONAL STATUS. EVEN IF THE RIDER DOESN'T SUFFER IN THIS SPORT, THE ICE CERTAINLY DOES. FOR THE SPEEDWAY MOTORCYCLES HAVE HUGE SPIKES IN THEIR WHEELS TO KEEP A GRIP ON THE GROUND. BECAUSE THE ICE GETS CHURNED UP SO QUICKLY, THE PARTICIPANTS IN THIS WINTER SPORT NEED TO HAVE LOTS OF NATURAL ICE TO PRACTICE ON - SO IT'S HARDLY SURPRISING THAT THE INTERNATIONAL MATCH ON IRE FILM IS BETWEEN FINLAND AND THE SOVIET UNION - BOTH, INCIDENTALLY, EXPERIENCED CONTENDERS IN THE NORMAL SPEEDWAY TRACK.

    THIS MATCH AT MOSCOW'S DYNAMO STADIUM ATTRACTED HUGE CROWDS. TWO DRIVERS FROM EACH TEAM PARTICIPATE IN EACH ROUND AND EVERY PAIR MUST RIDE SIX POUNDS. THERE WERE DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES BY INDIVIDUALS IN BOTH TEAMS, BUT THE SOVIET UNION GAINED AN OVERWHELMING VICTORY WITH AN 80 POINT LEAD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABIKZFV9X0AIQEO3BLVHA4DY8R
    Media URN:
    VLVABIKZFV9X0AIQEO3BLVHA4DY8R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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