OPENING CEREMONIES 1948 OLYMPICS - 2 Eighty thousand fans throng Wembley stadium to witness the opening of the 14th Olympiad--the first international contests since the war. King George opens the games in which the United States is heavily favored to win. Thousands of birds are released into the stadium. The torch runner lights the Olympic torch. Track and field events include the high jump, the discus
HIGH JUMP RECORD A new record high jump by 17-year-old John Curtis Thomas of Boston University who leaps 7'l 1/4" in New York's Madison Square Garden. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
SKI JUMPERS- 1940 A spectacular finale of the annual Winter Festival in St Paul, Minnesota. Skiers zoom down the slide and take off for amazing leaps. Sverre Fredheim sets a new meet record with a 197-foot jump!
Date: February 5, 1940 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:39:00, No Audio
BERLIN OLYMPIC EVENTS The Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Track and field events at the 1936 Olympic Games include men's and women's discus, pole vault, running races, and hurdles. Athletes participate in a calisthenics display. Field hockey teams play in a game and divers perform various different dives in the 3 meter event.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:05:03:00, No Audio
1939 SPORTS MONTAGE A sporting montage from 1939:
-The U.S. polo team versus the British in the International Challenge Cup.
-The University of California rowing team wins the Poughkeepsie Regatta crown on the Hudson.
-slow motion high-board diving of Olympic athletes.
-Reidar Anderson, Norwegian ski jumping champ.
-Motorcycle hill-climbing with its exciting and dangerous assaults on impossible slopes.
-Henry Picard, "pro" champ, captured the P.G.A. title after a thrilling dual with Byron Nelson.
ARMY RIDERS TRAIN FOR HORSE SHOW Horsemen of the U.S., Mexican and Chilean Army teams go through their paces at Governor's Island in preparation for the show at Madison Square Garden. The slow motion camera displays their amazing form!
Date: October 23, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:56:00, No Audio
GREAT SPORTS MOMENTS OF 1964 The year in sports is relived with highlights from the Summer and Winter Olympic games, baseball's world series, the Indianapolis 500, Masters Golf Tournament, American Cup sailing and horse racing.
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