• Short Summary

    Sapporo, the site of this year's Winter Olympic Games, is the centre of one of Japan's under-developed areas.

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    GV EXTERIOR.. Sapporo Grand Hotel
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    SV Sapporo citizens along street
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    LV Street scene at dusk
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    SCU Neon lights with welcome signs
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    SV of neon lighted street
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    SV PAN..down cinema billboard
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    GV Cinema placards
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    Initials ES.1651 ES. 1659


    SPORT: OLYMPIC

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Sapporo, the site of this year's Winter Olympic Games, is the centre of one of Japan's under-developed areas. By the time the Games have finished (13 February) the town should be showing a healthy margin of profit gleaned from competitors, officials, newsmen, and tourists.

    Sapporo has a population of one million, and its main claim to fame is said to be its night life. The countless bars, striptease clubs and massage parlours have put the entertainment scene on a par with Tokyo's famed Ginza district, and with the present flood of skiers from all over the world, the town is perhaps the gayest "apres ski" centre outside Europe.

    Most of the town's shops are decorated with "yokoso" (welcome) signs, for the thousands of competitors and spectators who have poured onto the slopes for the toughest winter sport competition in the world, and also for the money this will bring.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAP9P2R28FAC45POFOV1M8853
    Media URN:
    VLVAP9P2R28FAC45POFOV1M8853
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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