Russia's top athletes cancel White City contest after one of their stars is accused of theft.
Top Russian athletes came to Britain to challenge their British counterparts at White City but leave in a hurry after one of their stars, Olympic and European discus champion Nina Ponomareva gets accused of stealing hats from an Oxford Street shop. GV. Russian athlete stadium in Moscow. SV. Nina Ponomareva throwing the discus. CU. Discus landing on ground. CU. Nina smiling. GV. Pan down Lancaster Court Hotel, where the Russian athletes are staying. SV. Russian athletes signing autographs outside hotel. SCU. The Russian coach Sukharev signing autographs. SV. Pan, Gordon Pirie arriving at the hotel. SV. Interior, Russian women playing billiards. CU. Russian women watching. SV. Another Russian woman playing billiards. LV. Game in progress with Russian woman standing round table. SV. Gordon Pirie and Vladimir Kuts chatting together on a settee, & SCU. SV. & GV. C & A shop in Oxford Street. SV. Two women looking in shop window at hats. CU. Hats in shop window. GV. Marlborough Street Magistrate Courts. CU. Name - Marlborough Street Magistrate Courts. GV. Oxford Street. CU. Newspaper placard "Russian Quits Games Sensation". CU. Headlines of paper "Dirty Provocation Against Nina". GV. Pan, showing the complete empty stadium at the White City. CU. Nina Ponomareva smiling.
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