• Short Summary

    MUNICH, THE VIBRANT CAPITAL CITY OF BAVARIA, HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THE VENUE FOR THE 1972 OLYMPIC GAMES.

  • Description

    MUNICH, THE VIBRANT CAPITAL CITY OF BAVARIA, HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THE VENUE FOR THE 1972 OLYMPIC GAMES. IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THE OLYMPICS HAVE BEEN HELD IN GERMANY SINCE 1936, WHEN THEY WERE IN BERLIN'S MASSIVE OLYMPIC STADIUM.

    THE SELECTION OF MUNICH BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE MEETING IN ROME YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), IS A PERSONAL TRIUMPH FOR THE CITY'S MAYOR, HERR HANS JOCHEM VOGEL, WHO SAYS HE PLANS TO BRING BACK THE OLD IDEA OF THE GREEK OLYMPICS WITH A MEETING OF SPORT, CULTURE AND ART.

    MUNICH, IN ADDITION TO BEING A FUN-LOVING CITY, IS ALSO ONE OF WEST GERMANY'S LEADING CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL CENTRES, AND THE CITY TOGETHER WITH THE STATE OF BAVARIA AND THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT PLAN ON SPENDING ABOUT GBP52 MILLION ON PREPARATIONS FOR THE GAMES.

    THESE WILL INCLUDE A COMPLETE CITY UNDERGROUND RAILWAY -- ON WHICH WORK HAS ALREADY STARTED -- A NEW STRETCH OF FEDERAL RAILWAY LINKING THE NATIONAL NETWORK WITH THE UNDERGROUND, AND ACCOMMODATION FOR 10,000 PEOPLE AROUND THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE AT OBERWIESENFELD, WHICH IS ABOUT TWO-AND-A HALF MILES FROM THE CENTRE OF MUNICH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAY21B0SU36SSFC3CT3OC4P8US
    Media URN:
    VLVAY21B0SU36SSFC3CT3OC4P8US
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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