• Short Summary

    Scenes from the 1966 Commonwealth Games from Kingston, Jamaica.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Jamaica. Commonwealth 'Olympics' - Colour by Technicolor".

    Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Scenes from the 1966 Commonwealth Games.

    AS Commonwealth flags outside stadium. Pan to statue of 'The Athlete'.

    CU Jamaican girl eating ice cream. LV Pan Jamaicans with coloured hats on bikes. CU Jamaican eats ice cream. CU Pan Jamaican girl with coloured hat.

    VS of large parade, bands and floats and people in various costume. They are celebrating the opening of the Commonwealth Games and Independence Day.

    VS of a VC10 airliner landing at Kingston Airport. Passengers disembark.

    LV of the athletics stadium. People arriving.

    GV of swimming pool. Shots of the Men's 110 yards freestyle - featuring Wenden. Shots of women's diving competition featuring K MacDonald, Kay Rowlatt, R Bradshaw, B Boyes. VS of medal presentations - K Rowlatt with medal, Bobby McGregory with medal, Jill Slatery and Stella Mitchell with medals.

    VS of the Men's 3,000 m steeplechase race. Won by R Welsh of New Zealand beating K O'Brien.

    VS of 100 yards - won by Jerome of Canada from Robinson of Bahamas.

    Shots of the end of the 20 miles walk won by Ron Wallwork - second comes R Middleton.

    VS of 6 miles run. Naftali Temu wins, also named are Ron Clarke, Alder and Mfyomi.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:33:00 / 01:40:05:00

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