• Short Summary

    THE ALL-AFRICA GAMES -- THE CONTINENT'S MASSIVE OLYMPIC-TYPE FESTIVAL OF SPORT -- BEGAN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WITH AN IMPOSING OPENING CEREMONY.

  • Description

    THE ALL-AFRICA GAMES -- THE CONTINENT'S MASSIVE OLYMPIC-TYPE FESTIVAL OF SPORT -- BEGAN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WITH AN IMPOSING OPENING CEREMONY. THE DAY BEFORE, THE FINAL REHEARSALS WERE HELD IN THE NEW OMNI SPORTS STADIUM, WHICH WAS SPECIALLY BUILT FOR THE GAMES.

    THE IVORY COAST COMPETITORS WERE AMONG THE LAST TEAMS TO ARRIVE. SOME 2,500 COMPETITORS FROM NEARLY 30 AFRICAN NATIONS ARE TAKING PART IN THE GAMES.

    AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS WAS A DISPLAY BY MORE THAN 2,000 SCHOOLCHILDREN. THEY HAD BEEN CAREFULLY REHEARSING FOR WEEKS FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE COLOURFUL INAUGURATION OF THE GAMES.

    ON SATURDAY THE FINAL REHEARSAL WAS HELD IN THE EMPTY STADIUM. THEIR MARCH PAST FOLLOWED THE PARADE BY THE ATHLETES. IN THE EVENING, THE STADIUM'S FLOODLIGHTS WERE EXTINGUISHED AND SCHOOLGIRLS, WEARING FLUORESCENT SKIRTS, PRACTISED A DANCING DISPLAY THAT WAS TO MARK THE END OF THE OPENING CEREMONY.

    THE HUGE STADIUM, WHICH COST NEARLY GBP1,600,000, IS ONE OF THE FINEST IN AFRICA. IT IS HERE THAT THE TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS ARE BEING STAGED...

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    Film ID:
    VLVABSX234GDTXBOOHKMFKNG4SCNY
    Media URN:
    VLVABSX234GDTXBOOHKMFKNG4SCNY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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