• Short Summary

    AS SOON AS THE OLYMPIC FLAG IS HAULED DOWN AT THE END OF THE1968 OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO CITY, THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEERESPONSIBLE FOR ORGANISING THE 1972 OLYMPIC GAMES IN MUNICH WILLUNLEASH A VERITABLE FLOOD OF BROCHURES, EXHIBITIONS, NEWSPAPERARTICLES, FILMS, ADVERTISING AND STANDS AT INTERNATIONAL FAIRSDESIGNED TO ATTRACT THE WORLD'S SPORTLOVERS TO MUNICH IN FOURYEARS' TIME.

  • Description

    AS SOON AS THE OLYMPIC FLAG IS HAULED DOWN AT THE END OF THE1968 OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO CITY, THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEERESPONSIBLE FOR ORGANISING THE 1972 OLYMPIC GAMES IN MUNICH WILLUNLEASH A VERITABLE FLOOD OF BROCHURES, EXHIBITIONS, NEWSPAPERARTICLES, FILMS, ADVERTISING AND STANDS AT INTERNATIONAL FAIRSDESIGNED TO ATTRACT THE WORLD'S SPORTLOVERS TO MUNICH IN FOURYEARS' TIME. ALREADY THE BAVARIAN CITY IS UNDER A THICK CURTAIN OFSCAFFOLDING, CRANES AND EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT AS THE ORGANISERSWORK FLAT OUT IN THEIR EFFORT TO ENSURE THAT THE MUNICH OLYMPICSARE THE BEST OF ALL TIME.

    MUNICH HAS TO DATE RESTRICTED ITS ADVERTISING OF THE MUNICHOLYMPICS TO A MODEL OF THE PROPOSED STADIUMS AND OLYMPIC VILLAGECOMPLEX WHICH IS DISPLAYED IN MEXICO CITY AT THE HOTEL PLAZA VISTA.A HOSTESS IS CONSTANTLY ON HAND TO IDENTIFY THE VARIOUS SECTIONS OFTHE COMPLEX. IN MUNICH ITSELF, THE OLYMPIC SITE WILL COVER 700ACRES (283 HECTARES). THE MAIN STADIUM IS EXPECTED TO SEAT 130,000PEOPLE, AND THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE TO ACCOMMODATE 10,000 ATHLETES,WHILE THE NEEDS OF 4,000 NEWSMEN WILL ALSO BE CATERED FOR.

    THE TOTAL COST IS NOW ESTIMATED AT GBP80-MILLION STERLING, BUTCOSTS ARE EXPECTED TO SOAR HIGHER IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. THEOLYMPIC VILLAGE ALONE IS EXPECTED TO COST GBP24-MILLION STERLING,AND THE MAIN STADIUM SOME GBP12-MILLION. ABOUT 300 ARCHITECTS ANDENGINEERS ARE WORKING SIMULTANEOUSLY ON PROJECTS, WITH MORE THAN 30FIRMS INVOLVED IN THE BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING OPERATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEF390V7MGFTMMNW5YAQVNNZGU
    Media URN:
    VLVAEF390V7MGFTMMNW5YAQVNNZGU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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