• Short Summary

    It is nearly two months since the Olympics finished in Montreal, Canada but the Games are still very much on the minds of the city's authorities.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Crowd in stands at Olympic stadium, Montreal, Canada (2 shots)
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    2.
    MV Football in progress
    0.11

    3.
    CUs Spectators being interviewed as they enter stadium
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    4.
    MV Play in progress
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    5.
    CU Action replay screen
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    6.
    MV & GV Players on field (2 shots)
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    REPORTER: It's the largest professional sports crowd in Canadian history. Runner-up is Toronto with the (indistinct) packed in 50,000 last month. But maybe it wasn't the game as much as the stadium that brought in all the business. Are you going to watch the game or the Olympic stadium?"



    WOMEN: "Both."



    MAN: "I came to see the game and the stadium. I've seen the stadium before."



    REPORTER: "For those that haven't been to the Olympic stadium before, there was the unexpected pleasure of Olympic replays on two big boards. Just like at home, except that they're the biggest in the world. The Alouettes' kicker kept the hometown players happy kicking three field goals and setting a world record of 18 in a row without a miss."




    Initials BB/2200


    SPORT - NORTH AMERICAN RULES FOOTBALL
    TELERECORDING
    FRED LANGON

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: It is nearly two months since the Olympics finished in Montreal, Canada but the Games are still very much on the minds of the city's authorities. Montreal ran up a huge debt in putting on the Olympics, with many of the stadia and sports sties still to be completed or re-adapted. One such is the stadium that held the athletic events during the recent Games. The original turf has been torn up and an artificial grass laid. On Sunday (26 September) the stadium was used for a North American rules football match -- its first use for non-Olympic event. Here's the story from Canadian reporter Fred Langon on the match between the Ottawa Roughriders and the Montreal Alouettes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUH28N4FNR31ME2A596YQA1MH
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUH28N4FNR31ME2A596YQA1MH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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