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    1964 Tokyo Olympics, Equestrian action and closing ceremony

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    Wide angle of equestrian arena, with individual jumping event taking place. Zoom in to rider on horse, and shots of him jumping fences around course, knocking over one. Pull from Olympic flame burning to wide angle of jumping arena. Various shots of another rider tackling the course, again knocking over one fence, as spectators watch on. More shots of rider on the course, and various of spectators watching the action. Medal ceremony, in which France's Pierre Jonqu?res d'Oriola receives the gold medal, Germany's Hermann Schridde the silver, and Great Britain's Peter Robeson the bronze. Brief shot flags being raised during medal ceremony.
    Wide shot of packed Olympic Stadium during closing ceremony, and pan to athletes in centre. Close up Olympic flame burning in the night, and athletes walking around track behind Japan flag bearer. Various of athletes walking and waving, and close up spectators watching. Wide angle of Olympic flame slowly burning out, and the Olympic flag being marched down track. Wide angle of stadium lit up by flares in the dark, and shots of flare holders moving slowly waving their flares. Nice close up of scoreboard reading 'Sayonara', and wide angle of stadium with scoreboard reading 'Mexico', the hosts of the next games in 1968. Spectators wave white hankies as athletes walk past, and tighter shot of hankies being waved. Pan from wide angle to scoreboard reading 'We meet again in Mexico City 1968'.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:06:58 / 10:11:13

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