OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY - 2 An hour long ceremony filled with color and pageantry marks the opening of the 1960 Olympics at Squaw Valley, California. Two thousand doves of peace are released and Andrea Meade Lawrence carries the Olympic torch down the slopes and passes it to Ken Henry who ignited the Olympic Flame. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
Date: February 18, 1960 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:45:00, With Audio
ALPINE SLALOM In Switzerland, one hundred top skiers from 14 countries warm up for the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley on a savagely difficult slalom course, tackling 72 gates in a 200 foot drop during a snow storm. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
AVALANCHE HUNTERS In the Canadian Rockies, engineers studying the route for Canada's first coast to coast highway turn avalanche hunters to find the safest trail. Spectacular scenes of titanic rockfalls amid mountain grandeur.
STREET SIGN Bolted to a wood pole, a green street sign is labeled in white capital letters, COUNTY OF PLACER and ALPINE MEADOWS RD. On one face of the pole is a capital letter “A.” The reverse side of the pole has an identical street sign attached. The road leads to the Northstar Resort, Lake Tahoe.
Date: 1981 - COLOR Source: Video: 1" Length: 00:00:10:00, With Audio
U.S. AIR FORCE BOBSLED TEAM - 1955 The U.S. Air Force bobsled team goes into intensive training in Germany where they prepare their sled, then burn up the Alpine track in a bid for a berth on the Olympic squad. Thrilling POV of the bobsledders highlight the enormous speeds of the sport.
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