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    A full Olympic-style programme of athletics, boxing, gymnastics, judo, wrestling and swimming gets under way today (Wednesday) with the opening of the Mediterranean Games in Izmir, Turkey.

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    A full Olympic-style programme of athletics, boxing, gymnastics, judo, wrestling and swimming gets under way today (Wednesday) with the opening of the Mediterranean Games in Izmir, Turkey. With 15 countries competing, it's one of the top events in the sporting calendar leading up to the Munich Olympics next year.

    In his second coverage from Izmir, cameraman Sungar Taylaner visited the games village to find out how some of the 2,000 athletes were relaxing immediately before the opening of the games. His first coverage, Production No. 11624/71 TURKEY: OVER TWO THOUSAND ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN MEDITERRANEAN GAMES THIS MONTH, was serviced on October 3rd.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Aegean city of Izmir, Turkey, tensions mount for two-thousand competitors gathered to take part in the Mediterranean Games, opening on Wednesday.

    Libyan athletes relax with "clackers" -- a craze still sweeping Europe. But these Spaniards get their minds off imminent competition by strolling and chatting. Altogether, fifteen countries are taking part in the Games.

    French girls Odette Dukas and Nicole Pani compete in the Decathlon and hundred metres. Besides athletics, there's fully Olympic-style programme of swimming, boxing, gymnastics, wrestling and judo.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQHMGOKYM8UKHX0KLOMXM2T2W
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQHMGOKYM8UKHX0KLOMXM2T2W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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