• Short Summary

    Athletes are now arriving in Moscow to compete in the Olympic Games.

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    GV Russian security guards march, ZOOM OUT TO GV village.
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    SV Mexican athletes walk through village.
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    GV Athletes boarding bus.
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    GV Russian security guard at post beside river.
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    GV PAN Bus moving through village.
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    GV PAN ACROSS Village at athletes seated in grounds.
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    SV East German athletes walking through village past seated group including Jordanian athletes.
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    SV Vietnamese athletes seated at table
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    SV Jordanian athletes seated talking.
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    SV Jordanian athletes walking through grounds.
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    11.
    GV PAN Around front of gift shop.
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    12.
    MV INTERIOR Sales girl looks on as Syrian athletes walk around shop. (4 SHOTS)
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    Background: Athletes are now arriving in Moscow to compete in the Olympic Games. After months of political debate over which nations would attend the Games, the purpose-built Olympic Village is finally being occupied.

    SYNOPSIS: Soviet authorities have imposed a rigid security screen on all Olympic venues - including the village.

    These Mexican athletes were among the first to settle into what the International Olympic Committees President Lord Killanian has described as "the best village in Olympic history".

    The village complex is located about two miles from the Lenin Stadium where the Games will be opened on 19 July.

    The village includes 18 high-rise apartments each sixteen stories high, currency stores and other amenities for athletes from the estimated 83 nations that have accepted invitations to attend.

    The complex was designed to accommodate 14,000 athletes but the American-led boycott of the Games due to the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan has reduced the number of occupants. Some competitors may now be able to have their rooms, rather than sharing, as was originally planned. These should also be less congestion on the broad thoroughfares of the village.

    Inevitably, there is a souvenir shop in the village.

    Despite the boycott, soviet authorities are still hopeful of recouping some of their capital expenditure through the sale of souvenirs. After the Games the village will become a housing estate for Muscovites.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAHIRWE2YG1GC3KTZ9ARZ94YAZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAHIRWE2YG1GC3KTZ9ARZ94YAZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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