• Short Summary

    THE FIRST PART OF RUSSIA'S 136-MEMBER TEAM FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES HAS ARRIVED IN MEXICO CITY FROM MOSCOW.

  • Description

    THE FIRST PART OF RUSSIA'S 136-MEMBER TEAM FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES HAS ARRIVED IN MEXICO CITY FROM MOSCOW.

    THIS PARTY ARRIVED LAST FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 13), WITH THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF SPORT, LEONID JOMENKOV. THE ARRIVAL OF THE RUSSIANS COINCIDE WITH THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW OLYMPIC AIRPORT, WHICH HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY BUILT CLOSE TO THE EXISTING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

    THE ATHLETES AND OFFICIALS WERE WELCOMED BY THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND MEXICAN GIRLS HANDED OUT FLOWERS TO THE NEW ARRIVALS. A MEXICAN MARIACHI BAND PLAYED THEM IN. AMONG THE ATHLETES WHO ARRIVED WITH THIS INITIAL PARTY WERE LONG JUMP CHAMPION IGOR TEROVANESIAN; HAMMER THROWER ROMUALD KLIM, AND HURDLER VICTOR KUDINSKIL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD80GJF8RXYAGEGW3E12PH2QIQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD80GJF8RXYAGEGW3E12PH2QIQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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