In Moscow, sixteen of the eighteen high-rise apartment blocks that will house thousands of competing athletes at next year's Olympic Games, have been completed.
MV giant bill-board in Moscow showing way to Olympic village
LV high-rise residential flats being built
MV PULL OUT TO LV building under construction, with crane in background
GV two-storey maisonette-type building, with tall building behind it
LV PAN number of high-rise blocks on skyline
TILT UP PAN facade of high-rise block with small balconies
MV INTERIOR TS FROM living room TO bedroom with bed and bed divan, bed-side table and chairs
MV PAN of room with two massage tables
MV writing desk with telephone and chairs
MV dining area with chairs for 13/14 people
LV EXTERIOR PAN OF group of large high-rise buildings
SPORT: OLYMPIC GAMES
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Background: In Moscow, sixteen of the eighteen high-rise apartment blocks that will house thousands of competing athletes at next year's Olympic Games, have been completed. Workmen are now said to have begun the last stages of construction in the Olympic village.
SYNOPSIS: A huge billboard points the way to the village, which is only a short distance from the main arena -- the Lenin Sports stadium. The village will accommodate some twelve thousand competitors from one hundred and thirty countries.
The village will be a complex containing a cultural centre -- which has already been built -- a concert hall, two cinemas, plus bars, restaurants and a discotheque.
The athletes, with trainers, doctors, and team officials, will live in two and three room apartments in the blocks.
Each apartment has a bedroom for two athletes to share, and furnishings were designed and made by some of the Soviet Union's top furniture firms. Massage tables, medical equipment and other furnishings have already been installed in treatment rooms.
Over the next five years, the authorities plan to move one and a half million citizens in Moscow into new accommodation. Fifteen thousand of these tenants will live in these buildings at the olympic village when the Games are over.