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    1964 Tokyo Olympics, Athletics action and GB medal winners, in colour

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    Spectators queuing for National Stadium in Tokyo under umbrellas. Close up spectators crossing Tokyo road and entering National Stadium, and Olympic helpers in rain hats helping with directions. Close ups of spectators, some in traditional Japanese dress, queuing to enter stadium. Various close ups Japanese people waiting to enter stadium. Pan along long line of people under umbrellas waiting to see competitors in the men's walk go past, then walkers walking past. Close up lady taking photograph, then pan from National Stadium exterior to fountain. Close up pan down Japanese lady in traditional dress with baby on her back. Japanese spectators waiting to see men's marathon runners run past, including nice Japanese banner. Runners in men's marathon running down street, then high angles of spectators. Close up spectators, then Ethiopia's Abebe Bikila heading towards the stadium in the men's marathon. Japan's Kokichi Tsuburaya heading towards the stadium closely followed by Great Britain's Basil Heatley. Great Britain's Brian Kilby running towards stadium, then other runners. Nice high pan across exterior of Tokyo National Stadium with flags flying.
    Great Britain's 20km walker Ken Matthews showing his gold medal to ladies in kimonos. Close up Matthews signing autographs for local people in street. Exterior of Nippon Budokan building, which housed the judo events. High wide angle of National stadium interior. Pop group 'The Liverpool Five' walking with ladies in kimonos. Close up Great Britain's Lynn Davies, then mid shot of him, wearing his gold medal, and two men reading 'congratulations' letters on bench. Close ups men read letters to Lynn. Close ups Ken Matthews showing his gold medal to locals, and posing for photos. Nice close up Great Britain's Maurice Herriott showing off his steeplechase silver medal. Close up Mary Rand and Ann Packer posing with their gold medals, then lovely shots of Robbie Brightwell and fianc?e Ann Packer hugging each other, wearing their medals. Group of Great Britain medal winners standing in a row, then close up Matthews, Davies, Packer and Brightwelll sitting on bench. Close up Dorothy Hyman and Louis Martin looking at Hyman's silver medal.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    10:08:23 / 10:14:04

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