• Short Summary

    1960 Rome Olympic Games, More from the opening ceremony

  • Description

    Pan from close up of Giancarlo Peris jogging into the stadium with the Olympic torch, to wide shot of stadium. Close up of Peris as he runs around the track holding the torch aloft, before climbing the steps to the Olympic flame. Wide angle of Peris lighting the Olympic flame, then shaky pan up to Olympic flags. Close up of Olympic flame burning.
    Mid shot of the Olympic flag being marched along the track, and of it being slowly raised. Spectators wave, as Adolfo Consolini mounts his podium to take the Olympic oath. Consolini is handed an Olympic flag, and then long close pan along teams of athletes watching on. Various shots of specially released pigeons flying through the air, and of the Olympic flag flying above the stadium.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    No Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:10:15 / 10:12:43

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