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  • Short Summary

    Men compete in sprinting, long jump and hurdles events during Canadian Olympic trials.

  • Description

    Canadian Olympic Trials - Running.

    Canada.

    Men's trials; for 1928 Olympics. Athletes from Canada's various provinces parade around stadium; each group carrying sign w/ name of their province. Stands full of spectators. Runners crouching in pre-sprint position. Start of race.

    Also several competitors in long jump. 3 winners in one of the events standing on small platform; w/ 1st place on higher step. End of a sprinters' race. Shot put. Hurdles. End of what was probably a long distance race. Interspersed through story are CUs of athletes speaking; while being interviewed; 2nd man is black (African-Canadian).

    Possibly includes Percy Williams; who won both the 100m & 200m dash events at the 1928 Olympics. Williams; age 19; had hitchhiked across Canada to compete in these trials.

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    Film ID:
    2408.01
    Media URN:
    76461
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1927 - 1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:03:23:00
    Canister:
    ON 320 E

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