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    3,500 athletes, officials participate in opening of Int'l Sports week.

    More than 72,000 people attended the?

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    1.
    L.S. The sign of the Tokyo National Stadium located northern part of city.


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    L.S. Hundreds people are coming in the national stadium.


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    M.L.S. The flag of Tokyo international Sport Week.


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    L.S. A Big signboard "Tokyo International Sport Week"


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    M.L.S. His Imperial Highness Crown Prince and Crown Princess are seated in the Royal Box of the main stand of the stadium


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    M.S. Their Imperial Highness Crown Prince and Crown Princess.


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    L.S. Panorama of the whole stadium where 72,000 people assembled to observe this opening day of Tokyo International Sport week


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    M.S. Many foreign officials rat??? the stadium.


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    L.S. Thousands of spectator Panorama shot (from the stand)


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    L.S. Foreign athletes are coming in the stadium hoisting their country's name placar???


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    M.S. Representatives of Australia.


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    M. Belgium.


    13 M S Chechkoslovakia.



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    Denmark


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    France


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    L.S. German representatives leads 130 athletes (Zoom in)


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    M.L.S. Hungary


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    AS. Italy.


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    Netherland,


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    Norway.


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    Holland


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    Poland.


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    Their Imperial Highness Crown Prince and Princess.


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    M.L.S. Representative of Romania.


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    M.L. Spain


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    Sweden


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    M.L.S. United States of America.


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    Spectator clap hands for athletes


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    M.L.S. Japanese athlete wearing fencing wardrobe are coming in.


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    M.L.S. Foreigners watch the athletes are coming ???re stadium.


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    M.L.S. The Crown Prince delivers a welcome message all athlete


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    L.S. Mr. Go, Japanese gymnast representing on behalf all participants taking the oath.




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    Background: 3,500 athletes, officials participate in opening of Int'l Sports week.

    More than 72,000 people attended the opening of Tokyo International Sport week which was held at Tokyo National Stadium today (11th October) Friday afternoon commencing at 1:50 p.m. More than 3,500 athletes and officials of 37 countries were taking part in the opening ceremony. They included 603 from overseas. Their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince and Princess were attending the ceremony where the Crown Prince delivers a speech. The athletes were marching into the stadium in the alphabetical order of their countries's name.

    After an address by the Crown Prince. Mitsujiro Ishii, chairman of Sport Week, will formally declare the sport week opened. Five thousand pigeons were released in the air.

    The Japanese gymnast Takashi Ono who participated in the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympic take the Olympic oath on behalf of all the athletes taking part. A brass band of 350 players including members of the Defense Agencyband and a chorus of 350 voices will provide music for the event. The sport week is regarded as a dress rehearsal for the Tokyo Olympics, opening exactly 365 days from today. All members of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympic Games went to the places at which they will be in the opening ceremony in the 1964 Olympic Games.

    The evenings of Sport week are modeled on the Olympic schedule. All 20 Olympic events are in sport week programme.

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    Film ID:
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    Media URN:
    VLVACPLLSFR5OFY8TTAWH0HW9V01L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1963
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    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:25:00
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