• Short Summary

    The Sixth Pan American Games got off to a rousing unofficial start at Cali, Colombia, on thursday (Jul. 29) when the flame from Mexico the last host of the Olympic Games, was carried through the streets of the city to the Pan American Park outside the main stadium for the games on the edge of the city.

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    Long shot of railway ridge across on outskirts of Cali.



    Boys look down from tower.



    Crowds lining both sides of street with people crossing. People/flags.



    Two shots negro dancers in old truck, truck around corner.



    Helicopter overhead/



    Three shots of police using batons to crowd back.



    One train on bridge over road moves off.



    Two shots young bicyclist along street.



    Two small boys with flags on shoulders of men.



    Negro boy on bicycle. boy carrying flag.



    Long shot of cars coming with torch visible behind.



    Torch passing.



    Long shot of Pan American Park outside main stadium where flame was lit from torch. At official opening ceremony tomorrow flame from here will be carried into stadium.



    Soldiers at attention with helicopter hovering behind.



    Band majorettes - two shots.



    Military band (not police band as described on tape by clot)



    People in stand watching with flags behind. cutaways of girls and boys with flags.



    +Cassette tape included. One side only. Wild sound first part recorded near bridge, then long gap and sound from ceremony at stadium.




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    SPORT: OLYMPIC

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Sixth Pan American Games got off to a rousing unofficial start at Cali, Colombia, on thursday (Jul. 29) when the flame from Mexico the last host of the Olympic Games, was carried through the streets of the city to the Pan American Park outside the main stadium for the games on the edge of the city. Thousands lined the streets and some 10,000 at least jammed into and around the stadium to see an athlete run in with the torch and light a flame in the park which will burn until tomorrow when another torch will be lit from this to light the flame in the stadium itself. the first events begin on Saturday. More than 4,000 athletes from 31 American countries are taking part in a total of 17 sports. The US, Canada and Cuba are expected to dominate the games but the other countries all have chances of picking up medals.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKDYPVI0KOPGT0ACY6B53RKBD
    Media URN:
    VLVADKDYPVI0KOPGT0ACY6B53RKBD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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