• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: A crowd of about 80,000 people were on hand on Saturday in Munich's massive new stadium for the opening of the 20th Olympic Games
    West German President Heinemann was there as was Chancellor Breandt.

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    gv fun Stadium
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    gv sign
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    ms President Heine Heinemann
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    ms Chancellor Brandt
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    gv East German team past (2)
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    gv Chana team pst (2)
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    gv I'aliam team followed by others
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    gv Mexican team (2)
    0:51


    gv Monaco team tilt to Mongolia and others.
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    ms Mongolian team-members
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    gv interested spectators
    1:06


    gv Russian team onto track
    1:12


    gv American team past
    1:21


    gv teams together on track
    1:26


    gv Olympic flag brought in and raised (3)
    1:49


    gv birds released
    2:03


    gv Olympic flame carried up steps
    2:26


    gv crowd
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    gv Olympic flame is lit
    2:42


    gv flags of participating nations during oath (3)
    2:51


    gv athletes march off
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    OPENING CEREMONY OF 1972 MUNICH OLYMPIC GAMES AS TEAMS MARCH PAST AND OLYMPIC FLAME IS LIT




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    Background: SYNOPSIS: A crowd of about 80,000 people were on hand on Saturday in Munich's massive new stadium for the opening of the 20th Olympic Games
    West German President Heinemann was there as was Chancellor Breandt.

    Then the teams from the 122 participating countries marched past -- and among ???leaders were the East German athert??? They were given a warm welcomes as they entered the stadium.

    Some teams wore distinctive or national costumes -- such these sportsmen from Ghana.

    Italy wasn't far behind -- to be followed by Jamaica and Japan.

    Mexico's team wore these Western-style hats, which helped them to stand out among the athletes marching past.

    Here, behind Monaco's small contingent, come the distinctively-dressed Mongolians, whose costumes seemed to leave little doubt about their determination to win.

    And their costumes intrigued some of the spectators.

    The Russian team is one of the biggest of those taking part in this year's Olympic Games.

    They were soon followed by the American team. Each contingent marched past to music specially adapted to suit their own countries.

    Then the teams assembled together on the track for the next stage of the ceremony.

    It was time to raise the Olympic flag, which was brought into the stadium by the ??? West Germans who'd won Gold Medal??? rowing in Mexico City four years ago.

    Then came another segment of the opening ceremonies -- the releasing of the doves of peace. But as annual, the birds released at these Games were pigeons -- five thousand of them.

    The torch was carried into the stadium by Gaunter Zahn, the West German 1500-metre junior champion. Before he'd reached they yellow ramp of stairs above the stadium, he'd been accompanied in to the stadium by four other runners in a tradition-breaking move. Among the other runners were America's Jim Ryun and Kenya's Kip Keino.

    Then, with flourish, the flame was lit -- after a ??? of thousands of miles -- and it will burn throughout the Games.

    The Olympic Oath was then read by West German hurdler Heidi Schuller. And as she recited the vow, the flags of the competitors were brought forward to the edge of the track. Two hours and nine minutes after the start the Olympic ceremony was over -- and the Games were ready to begin. To mark ??? completion of the opening festival ???, the teams marched out of the stadium, ready for Sunday's competitions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABIP46T07UWRQL3G3D6MU2G4A4
    Media URN:
    VLVABIP46T07UWRQL3G3D6MU2G4A4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:16:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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