• Short Summary

    Opening of the Empire Games at Sydney where England's Holmes wins the men's 100 yards race.

  • Description

    Titles read: "EMPIRE GAMES AT SYDNEY".

    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

    Various shots of the opening of the Empire Games; athletes march onto a huge sports ground with flags of their countries; clusters of balloons are set off. A large crowd watches from the spectator stands.

    The men's 100 yards race is won by England's Holmes; commentator says he set up a new Empire Record. The English flag of the cross of St George is hoisted alongside the Australian flag as Holmes stands on the award podium with the Australians who came second and third in the race.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    955.38
    Media URN:
    16333
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:52:00 / 01:28:48:00
    Canister:
    38/16

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