• Short Summary

    Security precautions are strictly enforced at night in and around the Olympic village in Montreal in Canada.

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    1.
    GV PAN DOWN Olympic village 10 Athletes listening to pop group
    0.10

    2.
    SVs Pop group performing (2 shots)
    0.35

    3.
    SV Athletes listening
    0.52

    4.
    MVs Couple sitting on lawn (2 shots)
    0.48

    5.
    MVs & SVs Dancers in village discotheque (10 shots)
    1.15

    6.
    SV Discotheque disc jockey
    1.22

    7.
    SV Competitors listening to discotheque
    1.34

    8.
    SV Two girls dancing in Montreal street
    1.49

    9.
    SV Jugglers with flaming clubs in streets
    1.58

    10.
    MV Theatrical act performing
    2.06

    11.
    MV French touring band performing
    2.18


    REPORTER: "There's no lack of action within the compound. The sound of the nightly open air concerts in the amphitheatre with internationally popular groups like the Canadian group "Blood Sweat and Tears". Such occasions are intended to nurture brotherhood and goodwill and they do not mention the many romances that have developed amongst and between the various national teams. For those athletes who don't get enough exercise on the playing fields, there's always one of the two village discotheques - the only difference between this and a club in Montreal - no alcohol. Athletes must make do with the soft drinks of the official suppliers. Lack of intoxicants doesn't seem to inhibit the dance floor activity. There's another music activity for those who prefer more tranquil surroundings. Recovering from or anticipating events they can relax in darkened booths temporarily illuminated for our cameras and listen to their favourite groups.



    The looks on the faces giving no indication of the level of sound in the headsets. While the athletes do their thing inside the Olympic village, the Montrealers and thousands of sports fans in town for games have taken to the down town streets for their dark hours activity. They either entertain themselves or watch such things as strolling jugglers who seem prepared to perform for any size crowd at any time of the night or day ... or the amusingly bizarre one-man morality play who calls himself "the generous angel". Then there are the musicians like this group called "France" who are here as part of the International Youth Camp, being held in conjunction with the Olympics."




    Initials CL/0110


    SPORT: OLYMPICS
    TELERECORDING
    PETER KENT

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Security precautions are strictly enforced at night in and around the Olympic village in Montreal in Canada. But athletes still enjoy themselves, as a Canadian reporter found out.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC67RHIZXZ0V9ITI4PH8N8095B
    Media URN:
    VLVAC67RHIZXZ0V9ITI4PH8N8095B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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