This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Canadian Olympic Trials - Running.


    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.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1927 - 1928
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:03:23:00
    ON 320 E

Comments (1)

  1. Vincent Guignard says

    The meeting was held in Hamilton, Ontario on 30 June 1928.
    Vincent Guignard

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment