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    THE FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE ALL-AFRICAN GAMES ARE NEARING COMPLETION IN BRAZZAVILLE. THE GAMES WHICH?

  • Description

    THE FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE ALL-AFRICAN GAMES ARE NEARING COMPLETION IN BRAZZAVILLE. THE GAMES WHICH ARE DUE TO BEGIN NEXT WEEKEND, WILL BE CENTRED ON THE OMNISPORTS STADIUM, WHICH IS AT PRESENT RECEIVING ITS FINISHING TOUCHES. THE FIRST TEAM TO FLY IN WAS FROM ALGERIA.

    THE HUGE STADIUM, WHICH COST NEARLY GBP1,600,000 (800 MILLION CENTRAL AFRICAN FRANCE) IS ONE OF THE FINEST IN AFRICA. HERE THE TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS WILL BE STAGED.

    ON SATURDAY THE FIRST TEAM ARRIVED. IT WAS THE ALGERIAN COMPETITORS. THEY WERE WELCOME AT THE AIRPORT BY THE ALGERIAN AMBASSADOR TO BRAZZAVILLE, M. ABDELZMID ADJALI, AND A GROUP OF GAMES HOSTESSES.

    THE ALL-AFRICAN GAMES WILL LAST FOR A WEEK.

    SYNOPSIS: THE GIANT NEW OMNISPORTS STADIUM IN BRAZZAVILLE, WHERE THE ALL-AFRICAN GAMES ARE TO BE HELD NEXT WEEKEND... WORK IS ALMOST COMPLETE ON THE ARENA, WHICH WILL BE ONE OF THE FINEST IN AFRICA...

    THE STADIUM, BUILT SPECIALLY FOR THE GAMES, HAS COST MORE THAN ONE AND A HALF MILLION POUNDS... WORKMEN HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED ROUND THE CLOCK TO FINISH THE CONSTRUCTION ON TIME...

    CROWDS OF VISITORS ARE EXPECTED IN THE CAPITAL FOR THE GAMES, WHICH WILL LAST ALL NEXT WEEK. THE TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS ARE ALL SCHEDULED TO BE HELD IN THE STADIUM...

    WHILE THE LAST TOUCHES ARE FINISHED IN TIME FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE FIRST OF THE TEAMS ARE ARRIVING...

    AT THE AIRPORT, THE FIRST COMPETITORS ARRIVED ON SATURDAY. MONSIEUR ABDELZMID ADJALI, THE ALGERIAN AMBASSADOR, WAS THERE TO GREET THE TEAM FROM HIS COUNTRY...

    IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS TEAMS FROM MORE THAN TWENTY AFRICAN NATIONS WILL FLY IN...

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEHIGQVWQW2290GK5BOPWIQT86
    Media URN:
    VLVAEHIGQVWQW2290GK5BOPWIQT86
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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