• Short Summary

    THE MACCABIAN GAMES -- DUBBED THE JEWISH OLYMPICS - ARE BEING HELD THIS YEAR AT MODIIN, THE BURIAL PLACE OF THE ANCIENT MACCABIAN, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

  • Description

    THE MACCABIAN GAMES -- DUBBED THE JEWISH OLYMPICS - ARE BEING HELD THIS YEAR AT MODIIN, THE BURIAL PLACE OF THE ANCIENT MACCABIAN, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME THE MACCABIAH TORCH WAS LIT AT THE SITE OF THE GRAVES OF THE ANCIENT MACCABIAM. UP UNTIL JUNE, 1967 THIS SITE WAS IN JORDAN TERRITORY.

    THE COMPETITORS INCLUDE A TEAM OF 60 FROM THE SMALL WEST GERMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY - THE FIRST GERMAN MACCABIAH GAMES TEAM FOR 34 YEARS. ATHLETES FROM GREECE WILL BE COMPETING FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE BIGGEST TEAM COMES FROM THE UNITED STATES, 175 COMPETITORS; BRITAIN HAS SENT ABOUT 100, 80 COME FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND 70 FROM BRAZIL.

    AT THE RAMAT GAN STADIUM THE GUNS ON THE FRONT LINE ARE TEMPORARILY FORGOTTEN AS THE COMPETITORS PREPARE.

    THE TORCH LIGHTING CEREMONY IS REHEARSED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING WILL RUN SMOOTHLY WHEN PRESIDENT ZALMAN SHAZAR OF ISRAEL DECLARES THE GAMES OPEN TODAY (28 JULY). HUNDREDS OF DOVES WILL BE RELEASED AS SOON AS THE MACCABIAH FLAME IS KINDLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADILPFIAL0HCUD1D15JQFWD2DD
    Media URN:
    VLVADILPFIAL0HCUD1D15JQFWD2DD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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