• Short Summary

    1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, Last minute preparations and opening ceremony

  • Description

    Nice aerial views, from helicopter, of Grenoble, ready for the 1968 Winter Olympics. Aerial views of various venues, with another helicopter flying in the sky, and tower blocks. Nice low pan of exterior of Le Stade De Glace, where the ice events will be held. Close up of French Prime Minister Georges Pompidou inspecting the interior of the ice stadium, as a female figure skater practises on the ice. Brief close up Pompidou walking, then wide of ski run, and low pan along ski jump ramp. Close ups of Alpine troops treading down excess snow with their skis. Wide angle of opening ceremony, and close up of West German Olympic flag. French figure skater Alain Calmat entering the arena with the Olympic torch, and close ups running up high steps to flame. Close up Calmat lighting the flame, and flame burning.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    201206.252
    Media URN:
    101251
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:42 / 10:02:02
    Canister:

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