Ski jumping and bobsleighing competitions from the United States of America.
Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America (USA). American voiceovered newsreel material.
LS Towards skier starting descent. LS Towards & pan skier whizzing down hill. LS Skier takes off & jumps pan to landing. LV Towards & pan skier taking jump. LV Back view away from camera skier taking jump. LV Towards skier lands and falls, slides down hill on face. LV GV Jump with skier descending. (Peter Hugsted, Norway - the winner).
Lake Placid, New York State.
MV Stan Benham and team start bobsleigh. Push sled and start run. MV French team push off & start run. LV Towards & pan sled under way. MV American team flashing round bend. LV Towards and pan bobsleigh under way. LV Towards bobsled under way. LV Away from camera, bobsled under way. LV Towards and pan French team whizzing along. MV Bobsled taking bend. LV Elev. bobsled track pan as sled whizzes past. LV Towards and pan bobsled under way, takes dangerous bend as it passes people. LV Towards sledge taking turn. LV Elev. sled taking bend. LV Towards American team taking last bend. MV American team with cups being congratulated (Team include Atkinson, Stan Benham, and Martin).
Possibly connected with 49/18 - MD.