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    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Action from the track

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    Tight shot of spectators watching the action in the Olympic stadium. Spectator waving large flag. Brief close up of stadium scoreboard showing the results of the men's 5000 metres final, won by Emil Zatopek. Close up of stadium scoreboard showing the results of the men's hammer final, won by Hungary's Jozsef Csermak, with Germany's Karl Storch taking the silver, and Hungary's Imre Nemeth the bronze. High angle of the men's 110 metres hurdles final, the first start of which is a false start. The runners are away cleanly the second time, and the USA's Harrison Dillard battles hard to take the gold from compatriot Jack Davis in second place, with another American, Arthur Barnard in third. The three medal winners congratulate each other. Shot of the stadium's scoreboard showing the results of the race. Brief shot of spectators waving union jacks in the crowd.
    Funny shot of British spectator in the stands leading other spectators in a sing song. High angle, slightly shaky shots of men running in long distance track race. Brief shot of spectators looking on. Flags waving in the crowd. Spectators and very nervous looking friends and family looking on. Animated close ups of spectators watching the events. Stadium scoreboard showing the results of the women's 80 metres hurdles final, won by Barbara Strickland, and flags are raised for the medal ceremony.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:16:27 / 10:19:59

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