• Short Summary

    Denmark's Ole Olsen won the world speedway motor-cycle championships for the second time on Saturday (6 September) night.

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    TGV PAN heat 9 in progress and Michanek wins.
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    2.
    GV Crowd.
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    GV PAN start of heat 20 and finish with Olsen winning.
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    4.
    GV Crowd.
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    5.
    GV Olsen being presented with winners garland.
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    6.
    GV Crowd.
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    7.
    GV PAN three winners being paraded around circuit on lorry.
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    Initials MV/1715


    SPORT: SPEEDWAY MOTOR CYCLE RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Denmark's Ole Olsen won the world speedway motor-cycle championships for the second time on Saturday (6 September) night. His opponents could not match his immaculate riding on London's dry, dusty Wembley track.

    Olsen normally rides for England's Wolverhampton team but he is soon due to leave and promoters are expected to compete for his next contract.

    He also took the title in 1971 but Saturday's win was much easier. He had his victory almost assured before the interval. By heat nine only Australian champion Phil Crump and England's Peter Collins could catch Olsen. They both finished behind Anders Michanek of Sweden and New Zealand's Ivan Mauger in the heat to end their chances.

    Michanek came second overall. His chances vanished when Russian Viktor Trofimov beat him to a place in the fourth race.

    Mauger who was the favourite to collect his fifth world title lost when he was temporarily blinded by a cloud of shale coming out of a bend in the next heat. He was overtaken by England's John Louis who finished third overall. Olsen won both those races to assure himself of the title.

    Speedway is second only to soccer as a spectator sport in Britain. 81,000 watched Olsen's comfortable and deserved win.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC45Q2JCO3016YYNGTG2OQ64O0
    Media URN:
    VLVAC45Q2JCO3016YYNGTG2OQ64O0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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