OPENING CEREMONIES 1948 OLYMPICS The equestrian event at the 1948 Olympics features horses jumping gates, sometimes in slow motion. 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.
OLYMPIC TRACK, SWIMMING, AND DIVING The 14th Olympiad rolls on at Wembley Stadium. Adding to their impressive list of victories, the Americans chalk up new honors in thrilling track and swimming events. In the high hurdles, Roy Cochran hangs up a new record.--Willie Steele is hurt but wins the broad jump.--A photo finish in the 100-metre dash, with Harrison Dillard beating Barney Ewell by a whisker.--Highlights of swimming and diving Walter Ris scores in the 100, while Bruce Harlan and Lt. Sammy Lee are one-two in the diving. Pretty Vicki Draves thrills the fans as she wins the women's diving.--The weatherman provides some typically British climate, but the hardy spectators remain for further Olympic thrills, including Mal Whitfield's impressive triumph in the 800-metre event.
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
OLYMPIC RELAY RACE IN WEMBLEY STADIUM The disputed 400-meter relay from the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England, which these official films later proved the U.S. runners had won. Fans watch in the historic Wembley Stadium.
BRITISH HOME SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL GAME More than 100,000 gather for the British Home Championship soccer match at Wembley, England. The English put up a good fight but the Scottish team scores a one-goal shutout that puts them first in the final game.
CONCERT FOR DIANA Elton John introduces Princes William and Harry at the Concert for Diana. Prince Williams says, "This evening is all what about our mother loved in life. Her music. Her dance. Her life. Her charities, and her family and friends."
Date: July 1, 2007 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:29:00, With Audio
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