• Short Summary

    DURING THE WINTER OLYMPICS WHICH OPEN IN INNSBRUCK ON WEDNESDAY, COMPETITORS WILL LIVE IN STRICT SECLUSION - IN FACT, BEHIND BARBED WIRE - IN EIGHT LARGE APARTMENT BLOCKS OF THE NEWLY - BUILT OLYMPIC VILLAGE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE TOWN.

  • Description

    DURING THE WINTER OLYMPICS WHICH OPEN IN INNSBRUCK ON WEDNESDAY, COMPETITORS WILL LIVE IN STRICT SECLUSION - IN FACT, BEHIND BARBED WIRE - IN EIGHT LARGE APARTMENT BLOCKS OF THE NEWLY - BUILT OLYMPIC VILLAGE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE TOWN. WHEN THE GAMES ARE OVER, THIS NEW ULTRA-MODERN ACCOMMODATION WILL BE TAKEN OVER BY THE TOWNSPEOPLE.

    THERE ARE 1,312 MEN AND WOMEN COMPETITORS FROM 37 NATIONS IN RESIDENCE - IN ADDITION TO THE HOST OF OFFICIALS. FOR THE FIRST OLYMPIC GAMES TO BE HELD IN AUSTRIA, FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL AUTHORITIES HAVE SPENT AT LEAST GBP3 MILLION IN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION, ORGANISATION AND THE PREPARATION OF OLYMPIC SITES. MILLIONS MORE HAVE BEEN SPENT IN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS SUCH AS ROAD AND BRIDGE BUILDING, AND NEW UNIVERSITY BUILDING OF SERVE AS PRESS CENTRE.

    ALTHOUGH THE GAMES DO NOT OFFICIALLY START UNTIL WEDNESDAY, THE ICE HOCKEY AND SPEED SKATING TOURNAMENTS GOT UNDERWAY THIS MORNING (MONDAY).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADXX1VRQDORJC31EMO862RPMV4
    Media URN:
    VLVADXX1VRQDORJC31EMO862RPMV4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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