• Short Summary

    THE OLYMPIC FLAME GOES ON ITS WAY FROM GREECE TO JAPAN - HERE IT IS WITH TWENTY-FOUR THAI RUNNERS CARRYING IT THROUGH A SOFT DRIZZLE FROM BANGKOK AIRPORT.

  • Description

    THE OLYMPIC FLAME GOES ON ITS WAY FROM GREECE TO JAPAN - HERE IT IS WITH TWENTY-FOUR THAI RUNNERS CARRYING IT THROUGH A SOFT DRIZZLE FROM BANGKOK AIRPORT. THEY TOOK IT TO THE NATIONAL STADIUM, WHERE IT BURNED FOR TWO NIGHTS.

    THE FLAME ARRIVED IN BANGKOK FROM RANGOON, THE BURMESE CAPITAL, ABOARD A SPECIAL AIRCRAFT WHICH TOUCH DOWN UNDER A SKY THICK WITH RAINCLOUDS.

    THE JAPANESE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR. FUMIO TAKASHIMA, WHO CAME ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT, HANDED THE FLAME TO HIS THAI COUNTERPART, MR. LUANG SUKHUM. THE FLAME WAS THEN HANDED TO THE RUNNERS WHO CARRIED IT OVER A DISTANCE OF 18 MILES (29 KMS.) THROUGH THE RAINY STREETS TO THE STADIUM.

    A LONG MOTORCADE ESCORTED IT THERE AND THE LAST RUNNER LIT A HUGE GAS TORCH WITH IT AS HE PERCHED ON THE ROOFTOP. THERE WERE FIREWORKS SOON AFTER AND A THICK PALL OF SMOKE ROSE OVER THE STADIUM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADCQLIGJPGYI9R6KVTP2R6C4FP
    Media URN:
    VLVADCQLIGJPGYI9R6KVTP2R6C4FP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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