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Travel scenes taken on the journey to Tokyo: a woman poses beside a fountain in Sydney, city and harbour scenes. Arrival in Hong Kong, scenes around the city and harbour. Arrival in Tokyo.

The XVIII Olympiad held in Tokyo from 10 to 24 October 1964, were the first Olympic Games to be held in Asia. New Zealand won three golds and 2 bronze medals at the games. Peter Snell won double gold, retaining his 800 metre title as well as winning the 1500 metre. John Davis joined Snell in the 1500 and came home with the bronze. Earle Wells and Helmer Pedersen won a sailing gold for the flying dutchman mixed and Marise Chamberlain won bronze in the women’s 800 metres.

Film shows Peter Snell in competition,a heat winner in the1500m .
Beginning of the [5,000m].
1,500m final. Snell wins with John Davis third. Snell and Davis celebrate on the track. New Zealand supporters celebrate. They arrive back on the field for medals ceremony.
Closing ceremony.
Visiting Shinto temples.

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Year 1964

Reference number F43919

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:26:45

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