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    1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, gymnastics, canoeing and basketball action

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    Men's Canadian singles canoeing action from the 1,000 metres final. Wide angle of Lake Xochimilco. Close up starter firing starter pistol, and low angle start of men's 1,000 metres final. Close up of West Germany's Detlef Lewe jockeying for lead, wider angle of Hungary's Tibor Tatai streaking away from Lewe to take the gold medal, Lewe taking silver. USSR's Vitaly Galkov wins the bronze by inches on the near side. Close up scoreboard showing result, then of medal winners waving to crowd from podium during medal ceremony. Close up flags of medal winners flying.
    Start of men's kayak fours final. Close up Romania team rowing hard. Wide angle of end of race, with Norway winning the gold medal, Romania the silver, and Hungary the bronze. Close up flags of medal winners flying, then teams waving from podium during medal ceremony. Wide shot spectators watching on, and tower housing satellite and officials.
    Men's basketball action next, wide pan across interior Palacio de los Deportes with men's basketball final being played. USA player misses shot. Spectators watching on, then low angle of Yugoslavia player missing shot. Wide angle of court, then low angle of Yugoslavia player sinking long shot. Various of match action, and spectators looking on. Low angle Yugoslavian player scores basket, then final whistle goes, and USA win the gold with Yugoslavia taking silver. Close up flags of medal winners being raised during medal ceremony, with USSR taking the bronze. Close up spectators watching.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:03:11 / 10:06:21

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