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  1. The good news is the Seoul 1988 Opening Ceremony has been uploaded to the Olympic youtube channel. The bad news is when you go to the page, you get an error message that it is a private video and to sign in if you have permission to access the video. What the he-- is up with that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeWSC7iCnpM
  2. Full Salt Lake City 2002 Opening Ceremony
  3. The Olympic Channel on youtube has finally uploaded the Nagano 1998 Opening Ceremony:
  4. Just to continue the my previous posts on TV at the Pan Am Games, here is some information on Canadian TV coverage of the games that I have been able to glean (mainly from the pages of the Montreal Gazette and other Canadian newspapers - which are archived through the early 1980s at google newspaper archive. The 1967 coverage is detailed In part in the official report of the organizing committee which is available in pdf format on the Pan Am Sports official website.) Vth PAN AMERICAN GAMES Winnipeg 1967 CBC Coordinator for CBC Radio and TV: John McCabe Executive Producer for CBC TV: Len Casey Host: Lloyd Robertson Pan-American Games Sunday July 23 -- 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Monday July 24 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM Tuesday July 25 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM Wednesday July 26 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM Thursday July 27 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM Friday July 28 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM Saturday July 29 -- 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- 10:30-11:00 PM Sunday July 30 -- 3:00-5:00 PM -- 10:30-11:00 PM Monday July 31 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM Tuesday August 1 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM Wednesday August 2 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM Thursday August 3 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM Friday August 4 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM Saturday August 5 -- 3:30-5:30 PM -- 10:30-11:00 PM Sunday August 6 -- 3:30-5:30 PM -- 8:00-9:00 PM The 1967 Pan-American Games, held in Winnipeg, commanded considerable airtime in the afternoons and evenings in the last week of July and the first week of August. Radio and television coverage was coordinated by John McCabe, Supervisor of Special Sports Projects for the CBC, and the executive producer for television was Len Casey. The complex organization was centred in the Minto Armoury to capture events at eight sites, including the Winnipeg Stadium, the Winnipeg Arena, the Civic Auditorium, Pan-American Pool, the Velodrome, and the University of Manitoba track. Nine producers coordinated colour and black-and-white television camera coverage, as well as film cameras. As well, the CBC inaugurated the use of a colour videotape recorder that permitted slow-motion and stop action for analysis. ABC bought the American broadcast rights for the Games. CBC paid $60,000 to air them in Canada, sending 354 staff to Winnipeg to produce 30 hours of programming from the Games. Some old links to clips from the coverage at the CBC archives website (not sure if these links still work or not as CBC revamped its archives website a while back and the links may have changed): http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/1967-pan-am-games-open-in-winnipeg http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/harry-jerome-wins-gold-at-the-1967-pan-am-games http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/elaine-tanner-wins-gold-and-a-world-record-at-the-1967-pan-am-games http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/swimmer-elaine-mighty-mouse-tanner-at-the-1967-pan-am-games VIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES CALI 1971 CBC Reporters: Ted Reynolds, Ernie Afaganis, and Don Wittman Hours: 13 1/2 Saturday, July 31 - 2-4 PM Pan American Games. Canada's 11 Golden Idols - A film about the 1967 Games in Winnipeg. Also: Highlights of this year's opening ceremonies. Sunday, August 1 - 2:00 - 2:30 PM Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Women' Volleyball. Monday, August 2 - 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics. Tuesday, August 3 - 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Track and Field, Women's Volleyball, Women's Fencin (Independent Foil). Wednesday, August 4 - 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Rowing, Gymnastics, Track and Field. Thursday, August 5 - 9:00 - 9:30 PM Track and Field, Synchornized Swimming, Gymnastics. Friday, August 6 - 7:30 - 8:00 PM Track and Field, Gymnastics, Diving. Saturday, August 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM Volleyball (tenative). Sunday, August 8 - 2:30 - 4:00 PM Swimming and Diving, Weightlifting, Cycling, Men's Fencing, Shooting, Basketball highlights. Monday, August 9 - 10:00 - 10:30 PM Football highlights, Boxing, Swimming and Diving. Tuesday, August 10 - 8:30 - 9:00 PM Cycling, Football hightlights, Swimming and Diving, Equestrian reports. Wednesday, August 11 - 9:00 - 9:30 PM Cycling, Football highlights, Boxing Swimming and Diving. Thursday, August 12 - 10:00 - 10:30 PM Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Basketball highlights. Friday, August 13 - 8:00 - 9:00 PM Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Equestrian highlights, Basketball highlights. Saturday, August 14 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM Volleyball highlights, Basketball highlights, Field Hockey, Football highlights, Equestrian Grand Prix and Closing Ceremonies. French CBC Hours: 12 1/4 Reporters: Rene LeCavalier, Jean-Maurice Baille and Richard Garneau. Saturday July 31 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Jeux Pan-Americains. Ceremonie d'Ouverture. CBC French network will carry a replay of the opening ceremonies of the Pan-Am Games from Cali, Colombia. Sunday August 1 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM Monday, August 2 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM Tuesday, August 3 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM Wednesday, August 4 - 7:00 -7:30 PM Thursday, August 5 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Friday, August 6 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM Saturday, August 7 - 2:15 - 4:30 PM Sunday, August 8 - 2:30 - 4:00 PM Monday, August 9 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM Tuesday, August 10 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM Wednesday, August 11- 7:00 - 7:30 PM Thursday, August 12 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM Friday, August 13 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM Saturday, August 14 - 2:15 - 3:45 PM The Montreal Gazette Saturday July 31, 1971 Televised highlights of the pan-american games The Pan-American Games are the mini-Olympics of Latin and North America, held every four years before the World Olympics, and regarded, as a tryout for those bigger games. Approximately 3500 athletes from some 30 countries compete in 23 sports for the coveted gold, silver and bronze medals. Argentina was the originating country of the Pan-American Games 20 years ago, and Winnipeg was the host city for the games in 1967, in which Canada placed second following a storybook finish that saw Jim Day in the equestrian jumping competition beating out his Brazilian rival by 1.1 seconds to win the last gold medal of the games. The United States, as expected, swept those games with 120 gold medals, 63 second place silvers and 44 bronze for a total of 227. This year's games are being held in Cali, Colombia, a city of about 300,000 and an important commercial centre in this country which is the only one having seacoasts on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. CBC-TV Sports coverage of the games will be telecast daily on both the English and French networks. Commentators for the English Network telecasts will be Ted Reynolds of Vancouver, Ernie Afaganis of Edmonton, and Don Wittman of Winnipeg. French commentators are Rene LeCavalier, Jean-Maurice Baille and Richard Garneau. The following is the schedule of events to be televised. Saturday Afternoon, July 31 - Opening Ceremonies and a look back at the 1967 games in Winnipeg. Sunday Afternoon, August 1 - Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Women' Volleyball. Monday Night, August 2 - Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics. Tuesday Night, August 3 - Track and Field, Women's Volleyball, Women's Fencin (Independent Foil). Wednesday Night, August 4 - Rowing, Gymnastics, Track and Field. Thursday Night, August 5 - Track and Field, Synchornized Swimming, Gymnastics. Friday Night, August 6 - Track and Field, Gymnastics, Diving. Saturday Afternoon, August 7 - Volleyball (tenative). Sunday Afternoon, August 8 - Swimming and Diving, Weightlifting, Cycling, Men's Fencing, Shooting, Basketball highlights. Monday Night, August 9 - Football highlights, Boxing, Swimming and Diving. Tuesday Night, August 10 - Cycling, Football hightlights, Swimming and Diving, Equestrian reports. Wednesday Night, August 11 - Cycling, Football highlights, Boxing Swimming and Diving. Thursday Night, August 12 - Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Basketball highlights. Friday, Night, August 13 - Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Equestrian highlights, Basketball highlights. Saturday Night, August 14 - Volleyball highlights, Basketball highlights, Field Hockey, Football highlights, Equestrian Grand Prix and Closing Ceremonies. VIIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES MEXICO CITY 1975 CBC Hours: 3 Saturday October 18 - 2-4 PM Pan Am Games Saturday, October 25 - 5:00-6 PM Pan Am Games FRNCH CBC Hours: 6 Saturday, October 18 - 3:30-5 PM Jeux Panamericains Sunday, October 19 - 3:30-5 PM Jeux Panamericains Saturday, October 25 - 4:30-6 PM Jeux Panamericains Sunday, October 26 - 3:30-5 PM Jeux Panamericains VIIIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES San Juan 1979 CBC Hours: 6 Saturday, July 7 3PM-6PM Sportsweekend: Pan American Games coverage. Saturday, July 14 3PM-6PM Sportsweekend: Scheduled events include: coverage of events in the Pan American Games from San Juan, Puerto Rico; highlights of the Grand Circuit Week of Harness Racing from Montreal's Blue Bonnets Raceway; and the British Grand Prix from Silverstone, England. Sunday, July 15 3-5 PM Pan American Games. Closing Ceremonies. (Ottawa Citizen July 13, 1979 - Originally, CBC announced they would air the closing ceremonies, but there has been a change of plans. Now Sunday...will not feature the post game parade, but rather will air highlights of the final day of competition.) FRENCH CBC Hours: 8 Saturday, June 30 2 PM - 3 PM Prevue de Jeux PanAmericains. Sunday, July 1 2-4 PM Jeux Pan-Americains. Ceremonie d'Ouverture. Saturday July 14 3-5 PM Jeux Pan-Americains Sunday July 15 3-6 PM Jeux Pan-Americains IXth Pan American Games Caracas 1983 (No coverage in Canada.) (I have not been able to determine if there was coverage in Canada in 1987, 1991, or 1995) XIIIth Pan American Games Winnipeg 1999 CBC Hours: 38 Host: Brian Williams Play by Play: Ron McLean (Athletics) Scott Russell (Gymnastics) Mark Lee (Volleyball) Paul (Romanuk?) (Baseball) ? Analysts: Dan Whitman (Athletics) Geoff Gowan (Athletics) Carol Angela Orchard (Gymnastics) Charles Parkeson (Volleyball) ? (Note: TSN also aired some coverage with Dave Ransdorf as host.) Friday, July 23 -- 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM PAN AM GAMES OPENING CEREMONIES: Catch all the pageantry tonight as the 13th Pan American Games begins in Winnipeg. More than 5,000 athletes from North and South America and the Caribbean will gather at Winnipeg Stadium for the Opening Ceremonies tonight. It's the first time in more than thirty years that the Games have been held in Canada. Join host Brian Williams for the Opening Ceremonies of the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 Manitoba) on CBC Television. Saturday, July 24 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnepeg. Among the events you’ll see tonight: Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics 100m Semifinals, Men’s and Women’s 400m Semifinals, Men’s 5000m Final, Decathlon - Day 1, Women’s Long Jump Final, Men’s Gymnastics, Canada versus Cuba in Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s and Women’s Triathlon. That’s the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. Sunday, July 25 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men’s and Women’s 100m Final, Men’s and Women’s 400m Final, Men’s 800m Final, Decathlon 1500m Final, Men’s Gymnastics, and Canada versus Brazil in Women’s Volleyball. That’s the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. Monday, July 26 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Women's Gymnastics, Men's and Women's Diving, and Canada versus Argentine in Men's Volleyball. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. Tuesday, July 27 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's and Women's 200 metre semi-finals, Men's 10,000 metre final, Men's Pole Vault and Women's Gymnastics Final. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. Wednesday, July 28 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's and Women's 200 metre final, the Men's 400 metre Hurdles final; Women's 1500 and 10,000, Men's and Women's Diving and Cycling, plus baseball and Volleyball. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. Thursday, July 29 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Women's Beach Volleyball, Men's and Women's Diving, and Men's and Women's Cycling. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. Friday, July 30 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: the Men's High Jump final, Men's and Women's 4 by 100 relay final, Men's and Women's Cycling finals, Basketball and more. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Saturday, July 31 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM AN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Saturday night for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see: Men's Beach Volleyball, Men's and Women's Cycling, Boxing, Volleyball, Basketball and more. That's the Pan Am Games, Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Sunday, August 1 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Sunday night for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see: Men's and Women's Beach Volleyball, Men's Boxing and Basketball, Women's Volleyball, soccer and more. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Monday, August 2 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: the Women's Freestyle 100 metre swimming final and 400 metre relay; the Men's Boxing quarter-finals, Men's Beach Volleyball and Basketball, and more. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Tuesday, August 3 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: the Men's 100 metre Butterfly final, the Women's 200 metre Freestyle final, Men's and Women's Beach Volleyball, Men's soccer semi-final, Boxing and Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Wednesday, August 4 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Women's and Men's Freestyle Swimming, Boxing Semi-finals, Men's Beach Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball and Women's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Thursday, August 5 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's Freestyle Swimming, Women's Butterfly and Breaststroke, Boxing, Women's Basketball and Men's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Friday, August 6 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's and Women's Swimming, the Boxing Finals, Softball, Basketball and Women's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Saturday, August 7 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Saturday night for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see: Men's and Women's Swimming, Women's Softball and Basketball, Boxing, Men's Soccer and Men's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, Saturday at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Sunday, August 8 -- 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Sunday night for live coverage of the closing ceremonies of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. The Games Flag will be lowered and the flame extinguished as athletes and spectators join in tribute to all who were a part of the Thirteenth Pan Am Games. That's Sunday night at 8:00 (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. CBC, TSN teaming up to cover Pan Am Games GLEN COLBOURN Canadian Press Wednesday, July 14, 1999 It won't be the Olympics, but it will get Olympic-like coverage. The Pan American Games, which will officially start on July 23 in Winnipeg, will dominate the broadcast schedules of both CBC and TSN for two weeks. In fact, the Games will mark the beginning of a groundbreaking partnership between the national broadcaster and cable sports channel. CBC and TSN will also team up to cover the next five Olympics, starting with the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney. In the past, the two networks have shared the likes of the Brier, with TSN showing round-robin games during the week and CBC showing the playoffs on the weekend. But the announcers, producers and crews would all change. This time, they'll be sharing personnel, equipment, sets and even on-air talent. Veteran CBC announcer Don Wittman will show up on TSN and TSN's Paul Romanuk will pop up on CBC. "I've been in the business for 25 years and I don't know if I've ever seen this before," TSN executive producer Rick Chisholm said. "This is a true partnership. The director for our program is the director for their program." The deal was struck to share costs and as a way of getting more coverage on air without overwhelming the CBC's schedule. The CBC will televise the Pan Ams from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT for most of the 17 days. A few nights, the network will stay on air until 11 p.m. TSN will broadcast during the afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. EDT on most days. It will show between 90 minutes and five hours of events, depending on the day. Total airtime for TSN is 50 hours, with the CBC providing 38. "In the end, it gave us the same coverage we would normally have on CBC, and then the added coverage of having TSN there is basically a bonus for the sports fans watching at home," said Joel Darling, an executive producer for the CBC. The deal also helps the bottom line. The networks are splitting rights costs and personnel assignments to try to keep overtime under control. The CBC is paying more and dedicating more people -- 100, compared with roughly nine for TSN -- because it is broadcasting during lucrative prime time. The partnership also helps TSN with its licence requirements to show Canadian and amateur sports. The two networks will not only share the same anchor set in Winnipeg's historic downtown Forks district, they will also show the same features and profiles. CBC and TSN have prepared reports on two dozen top Canadian athletes, a series of Manitoba travelogues and a look back at the top performers at the 1967 Pan Am Games, which were also held in Winnipeg. The key difference -- in fact, practically the only difference -- between the broadcasts will be the hosts. The CBC's signature sports host, Brian Williams, will anchor evening coverage, while TSN's Dave Randorf gets a big break with the job of hosting the afternoon shows. Santo Domingo 2003 CBC Hours: 21 Executive Producer: Dave Stewart Host: Scott Russell Play by Play: Don Wittman (Athletics, Baseball, and Basketball) Steve Armitage (Diving, Swimming, Soccer and Volleyball) Bruce Rainnie (Weightlifting and Water Polo) Analysts: Mary Carroll (Diving) Helen Stoumbous (Women's Soccer), Charles Parkinson (Volleyball) Bob Lenarduzzi (Men's Soccer) Sam Cosentino (Baseball) Brian Heaney (Basketball) Features: Catriona LeMay Doan Erin Paul Darryl Kyte Friday, August 1 -- 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM (CBC Country Canada channel only) CBC Country Canada, the digital channel, will air the Opening Ceremony in its entirety Saturday, August 2 -- 5:00 PM -6:00 PM ET LIVE Scott Russell presents a preview of the exciting events to come during the next two weeks. Then, Bruce Rainnie and Erin Paul host a recap of the grand Opening Ceremony - a parade of 5,300 athletes from 42 nations. Jaret Llewellyn, a six-time world champion water-skier, will carry the Canadian flag and lead Canada's 422 athletes into the stadium. Llewellyn, from Innisfail, Alberta, took home a gold and silver at the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg. He was a double gold medallist at the 1995 Games in Argentina. Monday, August 4 thru Friday, August 8 -- 11:30 PM - 12:00 AM Local Time Scott Russell hosts a half-hour magazine with a recap of the day's events, as well as colorful features about the athletes, the competition and the Dominican Republic. Saturday, August 9 -- 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET LIVE Highlights of the following events:· Men's Basketball Final with Don Wittman and Brian Heaney.· Diving with Steve Armitage and Mary Carroll, Athletics with Don Wittman. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances. Sunday, August 10 -- 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET LIVE Highlights of the following events:· Men's and Women's Beach Volleyball Finals with Steve Armitage and Charles Parkinson. Basketball -Women's Final with Don Wittman and Brian Heaney. Diving with Steve Armitage and Mary Carroll. Athletics with Don Wittman. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances. Monday, August 11 thru Friday, August 15 - 11:30 PM -12:00 AM Local Time Scott Russell hosts a half-hour magazine with a recap of the day's events, as well as colorful features about the athletes, the competition and the Dominican Republic. Saturday, August 16 -- 3:30-6:00 ET LIVE Highlights of the following events: Men's Baseball Final with Don Wittman and Sam Cosentino. Women's Soccer Final with Steve Armitage and Helen Stoumbous. Weightlifting with Bruce Rainnie. Swimming with Steve Armitage. Men's and Women's Water Polo Finals with Bruce Rainnie. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances. Sunday, August 17 -- 4:00-7:00 ET LIVE Highlights of the following events:· Men's Soccer Final with Steve Armitage and Bob Lenarduzzi. Men's and Women's Volleyball Finals. Weightlifting with Bruce Rainnie. Swimming with Steve Armitage. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances. CBC SPORTS NAMED AS THE HOST BROADCASTER FOR THE 2003 PAN AM GAMES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM AUGUST 1-17, 2003 CBC Sports is pleased to announce that, as part of the new core of the broadcast business for CBC, it has been named as the host broadcaster for the 2003 Pan American Games to be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from August 1-17, 2003. "CBC is proud to have been chosen Host Broadcaster for this major multi-sport event," explains Alan Clark, Project Director. "It is further recognition of the excellence of CBC Sports production." The 2003 Pan American Games, with more than 7,000 athletes and coaches expected to attend, will consist of a full Olympic sport program, with many of the events being Olympic qualifiers for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. CBC HBS (Host Broadcast Services) will provide live coverage of all the major sports events, with 10 crews made up of producers and technicians from the Dominican Republic, Canada and the Americas. It will take more than 400 producers, directors, technicians and support personnel to mount what will be in excess of 500 hours of television. CBC was the Host Broadcaster at the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, which were attended by more than 1,000 broadcasters from more than 20 countries in the Americas. CBC HBS most recently was Host Broadcaster for the 2001 World Championships in Athletics. CBC will cover 600 hours of 2003 Pan Am Games According to Terry Ludwick, an executive producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the Pan American Games in August will get 600 hours of live coverage. A crew composed of 300 cameras and over 500 technicians, 300 of whom will be Dominican, will be on site. The International Transmission Center will be installed at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center and live transmissions from the Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome, the Sports Palace, the Boxing Coliseum, and other sites, should bring interest from countries like Brazil, Argentina and the United States. CBC forced to reduce coverage of Pan American Games events By WILLIAM HOUSTON Friday, July 18, 2003 - Page S2 Money problems plaguing next month's Pan American Games have forced the CBC, which is the host broadcaster, to cut back on its coverage. In April and June, the Dominican Republic organizing committee failed to deliver two cash payments owed the CBC. As a result, the network insisted on a renegotiated contract. The Canadian network will be sending less staff and technical equipment to Santo Domingo, and will provide coverage at fewer venues. Alan Clark, the executive producer of the CBC's host broadcast, said live coverage of some events, such as track cycling and gymnastics and the finals of softball, has been dropped. Clark said organizers could not guarantee when the CBC would be paid in full. "We could have walked away, because they were in breach of contract," Clark said. "They had paid us about 80 per cent of what we were owed. But, after 3½ years there, and because of the Games and the people, we said we would give them a program plan based on the reduced budget." The Pan American organizing committee has been hit with setbacks over the past two years, including the collapse of the Dominican currency, the failure of a major bank and a decline in tourism.The CBC's coverage in Canada will consist of late night and weekend programming. THE XIV PAN AM GAMES ON CBC SPORTS GET UNDERWAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 BEGINNING AT 5 P.M. ET Nearly 7,000 athletes from 42 countries in North and South America and the Caribbean gather in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the XIV PAN AM GAMES, August 1-17. Scott Russell is in Santo Domingo to host CBC Sports' coverage. 15 days of programming kicks off with a recap of the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 2 at 5 p.m. ET. CBC Country Canada, the digital channel, will air the Opening Ceremony in its entirety on Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. ET. CBC Sports' reporting from the Games includes live weekend coverage on: · Saturday, August 2 at 5 p.m. ET, · Saturday, August 9 & 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET · Sunday, August 10 & 17 at 4 p.m. ET. Each weeknight during the Games, at 11:30 p.m. local time, Scott Russell hosts a half-hour magazine with a recap of the day's events, as well as colourful features about the athletes, the competition and the Dominican Republic. CBC Country Canada, the digital channel, will rebroadcast the weekday recap shows at 9 p.m. ET the following night.Joining Russell is Catriona LeMay Doan - the fastest woman on ice makes her television debut filing reports from Santo Domingo, CBC Halifax's Bruce Rainnie, The Fifth Estate's Erin Paul and Street Cents' Darryl Kyte. Don Wittman (athletics, baseball and basketball) and Steve Armitage (diving, swimming, soccer and volleyball) call the action. The analysts include: Mary Carroll-a 14-time National Champion (diving), Helen Stoumbous-a Canadian National Team member (women's soccer), Charles Parkinson-a four-time National Team member (volleyball), former Canadian National Team member and coach Bob Lenarduzzi (men's soccer) and Sam Cosentino (baseball). Dave Stewart is the executive producer of CBC Sports' coverage of the XIV PAN AM GAMES. (I have not been able to locate information on any coverage in Canada in 2007) XVIth Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 CBC offering extensive coverage of 2011 Pan Am Games CBC Sports Posted: Sep 29, 2011 6:55 PM ET| Last Updated: Sep 29, 2011 6:49 PM ET The CBC announced on Thursday it is offering a multi-platform broadcasting package for the 16th Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Over 300 Canadian amateur athletes will be showcasing their talent and competing against some of the world's best, with CBC's coverage starting with the opening ceremonies on Oct. 14, 2011, at 8 p.m. ET live on CBCsports.ca and ending with the closing ceremony on Oct. 30 (8 p.m. ET, live on CBCSports.ca). In total, CBC-TV, Radio Canada and CBCsports.ca will combine for over 50 hours of programming, with CBCsports.ca displaying 38 hours of coverage. Gemini Award-winning broadcaster Scott Russell will be hosting both the daily and weekly highlights shows. "The 2011 Pan American Games offer another opportunity for Canadian amateur athletes to shine on the international stage," Jeffrey Orridge, CBC's executive director of sports properties, said in a release. "We continue our tradition of raising the profile of not just amateur athletics in this country but also sharing the stories of these talented individuals." One of the most notable Canadian athletes participating is shot putter Dylan Armstrong, who won gold at the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio. Veteran striker Christine Sinclair will lead the 2007 bronze medal-winning Canadian women's soccer team into action as well. The multi-sport event — 46 sports involving 42 countries — encompasses nations from all over the American continent (North America and South America) and is held every four years in the year precluding the Olympic Games. The 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be hosted by London, England. "Pan Am countries are among the top 10 leaders in high-profile summer Olympic sports such as athletics, swimming, boxing, soccer, volleyball and baseball," said Ian Troop, CEO of Toronto's Pan Am Games Organizing Committee in 2015 (TO2015). "Coverage of the 2011 Guadalajara Games will showcase the athletic stars of today as well those up-and-coming performers we hope to see in Toronto in less than four years." Mexico will be hosting its third Pan Am Games (1955, 1975) and is the first nation to do so. Toronto will host the Pan Am Games in 2015. CBC To Offer Multiplatform Coverage Of The 2011 Pan American Games Thursday October 6th, 2011 CBC announced a multiplatform-broadcasting package to support the over 300 Canadian amateur athletes competing against some of the best in the world at the 16th Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Starting with the Opening Ceremony on October 14th at 8:00 p.m. ET live on cbcsports.ca and ending with the Closing Ceremony on October 30th, CBC Television, Radio-Canada and cbcsports.ca will combine for over 50 hours of programing including 38 hours of coverage on cbcsports.ca Hosted by Gemini Award winner Scott Russell, the coverage will include a daily highlights show available on cbcsports.ca, a 30-minute highlights show broadcast on CBC Television from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. E.T on Saturday October 22nd and Saturday October 29th and special reports on Radio-Canada. "The 2011 Pan American Games offer another opportunity for Canadian amateur athletes to shine on the international stage,” said Jeffrey Orridge, CBC’s executive director of sports properties. “We are committed to raising the profile of not just amateur athletics in this country but also sharing the stories of these talented individuals.” “Pan Am countries are among the top 10 leaders in high-profile summer Olympic sports such as athletics, swimming, boxing, soccer, volleyball and baseball,” says Ian Troop, CEO, TO2015. “Coverage of the 2011 Guadalajara Games will showcase the athletic stars of today as well those up-and-coming performers we hope to see in Toronto in less than four years.” “We are thrilled Canadians will get to experience the pursuit of athletic excellence and the cultural pageantry of the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara,” says Horacio de la Vega, Commercial Director, COPAG. “We are very pleased to have CBC on board as a broadcast partner.” About CBC/Radio Canada CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada. 2011 Pan American Games Broadcast Schedule /All Programming Available On Cbc Television And Cbcsports.Ca Unless Otherwise Noted/ Schedule Subject To Change / Additional Broadcasts May Be Added October 15th – October 31st On Demand Daily Highlight Show – cbcsports.ca Friday, October 14 8 p.m. ET 2011 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony (LIVE) – cbcsports.ca Saturday, October 15 1 p.m. ET 2011 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony Saturday, October 22 12 p.m. ET 2011 Pan Am Games Week One Highlights Saturday, October 29 12 p.m. ET 2011 Pan Am Games Week Two Highlights Sunday, October 30 8 p.m. ET 2011 Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony (LIVE) - cbcsports.ca Monday, October 31 12:30 a.m. ET 2011 Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony XVIIth Pan American Games Toronto 2015 CBC Host - Prime-time: Scott Russell Host - Late Night: Scott Russell Host - Daytime: Andi Petrillo Opening Ceremony: Scott Russell and Peter Mansbridge Closing Ceremony: Scott Russell, Andi Petrillo, and Perdita Felicien Play by Play: Mark Lee (Athletics) Steve Artmitage (Swimming) Dan Schulman (Basketball) Mitch Peacock (Gymnastics) Analysts: Michael Smith (Athletics) Brenda Irving (Athletics Interviews) Byron MacDonald (Swimming) Ran Fracilla (Basketball) Elfie Schlegal (Gymnastics) CBC/RADIO-CANADA REVEALS ROBUST MULTIPLATFORM BROADCAST PLANS FOR THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM AND PARAPAN AM GAMES April 29, 2015 CBC/RADIO-CANADA - French- and English-language broadcast hosts were also announced during a joint event with TO2015 in celebration of the 100-day countdown to the Parapan Am Games Tweet this release: http://cbc.sh/wm9vMmi April 29, 2015 – CBC/Radio-Canada today announced its broadcast plans for this summer’s Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games as part of a joint celebration with TO2015 in honour of the 100-day countdown to the start of the Parapan Am Games. CBC/Radio-Canada is the official broadcaster of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Canada and will provide Canadians with more hours of coverage than before – including unprecedented coverage of the Parapan Am Games – through an extensive multiplatform approach. The Pan Am Games run from July 10-26, 2015, while the Parapan Am Games take place August 7-15, 2015 in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games is the world’s third-largest international multi-sport games and Toronto 2015 will be the largest multi-sport games ever held on Canadian soil. In keeping with the magnitude of the event, CBC/Radio-Canada will broadcast nearly 750 hours of coverage over the course of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games across TV, online and mobile platforms. This year’s event marks the first time that the Parapan Am Games will be televised in English and French in Canada. CBC-TV will offer daily broadcasts in the afternoon, primetime, and late night, covering each day’s events throughout the Pan Am Games along with daily primetime and late night broadcasts during the Parapan Am Games. The afternoon broadcasts will air in local time across the country while the evening and late night broadcasts will be live to audiences in Ontario and to the east, airing at local times to audiences west of Ontario. CBC’s Scott Russell will host the nightly primetime show from 8-10 p.m. (8:30-10:30 p.m. NT) and the late night programming block from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (12-1 a.m. NT) each night, recapping the biggest moments from each day’s events. During the Parapan Am Games, Russell will host CBC-TV’s nightly primetime coverage from 8-9 p.m. (8:30-9:30 p.m. NT), followed by the late night block from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (12-1 a.m. NT). In addition to CBC-TV’s coverage, broadcast partner Sportsnet will provide coverage of the Pan Am football (soccer) tournament and will also provide encore broadcasts of CBC-TV’s Parapan Am coverage. French-language TV coverage on Radio-Canada will include daily afternoon broadcasts from 1-4 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 2-5 p.m. on weekends, hosted by the network’s Marie-José Turcotte during the Pan Am Games. Host Marc Durand will guide viewers through Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Parapan Am Games, which will include a nightly hour-long broadcast recapping the best from each day of competition. From a digital perspective, CBC/Radio-Canada will again provide Canadians with unprecedented coverage with more than 650 hours of live streaming competition coverage of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games through cbc.ca/panam in English and ici.radio-canada.ca/panam in French, and via an upcoming app presented by CIBC for iOS and Android mobile devices (available in English and French). Additional features of the website and app will include the latest live and on-demand video, instant results, medal standings and news from in and around the events. The Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will see more than 10,000 athletes, coaches, and team officials in total from 41 countries and territories visit Canada to take part in 36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports, many of which will be qualifying events for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. Canada will be represented by its largest teams ever at the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games with more than 750 athletes competing. Further details of CBC/Radio-Canada’s plans for coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will be made available in the coming weeks. ORONTO 2015 PAN AM AND PARAPAN AM GAMES CBC ENGLISH SERVICES COVERAGE PLANS CBC-TV  Three daily hosted programs during the Pan Am Games and two daily hosted programs during the Parapan Am Games o Scott Russell will host the Primetime and Late Night Pan Am and Parapan Am programs  The daily weekday programming breakdown will be as follows*: o Pan Am Games (July 10-26, 2015):  3-5 p.m. (Local) – Pan Am Afternoon  8-10 p.m. (Live in ET, local time in areas west of Ontario) – Pan Am Primetime  11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Live in ET, local time in areas west of Ontario) – Pan Am Late Night o Parapan Am Games (August 7-15, 2015):  8-9 p.m. (Local) – Parapan Am Primetime  11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Local) – Parapan Am Late Night Digital (Online, Mobile, Social Media)  More than 650 hours of live streaming coverage available online at cbc.ca/panam and via an upcoming app for iOS and Android devices  The website and app will carry live video, on-demand highlights, real-time results, news, and will allow users to track Team Canada athletes through their competitions  CBC’s digital offerings allow users one-stop access to everything Pan Am whenever they want it, no matter where they are  CBC will be active in social media with the CBC Olympics Facebook and Twitter (#CBCPanAm) accounts, and through the @CBCSports accounts on Instagram and Periscope  CBC Sports will also produce exclusive Vine-only features over the course of the Games, offering unique on-site and behind-the-scenes perspectives CBC News  Leading up to and throughout the Games, CBC News platforms will keep Canadians informed of the latest news surrounding Toronto 2015 and the athletes from a competition perspective as well as from a news standpoint, all in an effort to bring the Games, athletes, and stories closer to Canadians no matter where they are in the country  CBC News will follow the Pan Am torch from the lighting ceremony in Mexico and as it travels across Canada  CBC’s local news broadcasts across Canada will follow the torch relay as it crosses the country through various communities  CBC News will follow the announcements of the various sports’ Canadian team roster announcements as they are made leading up to the Games  Special features within CBC News broadcasts and online will include athlete profiles, inside looks at some of the sports that will be part of the Pan Am and Parapan Am competitions, and more  CBC News will produce engaging social media initiatives designed around Canada’s athletes and the communities in which they live and train, giving Canadians a first-hand account of the lives of the dedicated men and women representing them on Pan Am and Parapan Am stage CBC Radio  CBC Radio will cover the Pan Am Games unlike any other broadcaster, with a special Pan Am Games Live Update included in several programs across the network throughout the entire event, featuring highlights of each day’s competition, following the progress of Canada's athletes and reporting their stories o Live Update will be included in regular morning sportscasts every hour in all CBC Radio morning shows across the country o Live Update from the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in the Barbara Frum Atrium at CBC Toronto will be featured every hour on all afternoon shows across the country o World Report and The World This Weekend on Saturdays and Sundays will also include the Pan Am Games Live Update Kids’ CBC  Kids' CBC will produce several forms of Pan Am-themed content, including: o A "Go Canada Go" music video featuring Indo-Canadian musician, Raghav, and Kids' CBC host, Patty o A torch craft from CBC Parents that will be shared with schools across Canada, featured on-air and online, and at CBC station events across the country o Kids' CBC 2 will feature an interactive Pan Am microsite including games, and cool facts and information about the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games for kids and families Further details of CBC/Radio-Canada’s plans for coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will be made available in the coming weeks. *All schedules subject to change. Weekend schedules may differ. Consult cbc.ca/panam for up-to-date schedules CBC announces TV and extensive online coverage plans for upcoming Pan Am Games Republish ReprintSean Fitz-Gerald | April 29, 2015 | Last Updated: Jul 6 4:41 PM ET More from Sean Fitz-Gerald | @SeanFitz_Gerald TORONTO – While offering more than 650 hours of coverage online, the CBC is planning to televise only five hours of programming on most days during the Pan American Games, a total that will generally be spread over three different time slots. The joys of 27-inch 'Thunder Thighs' and why cyclists really shave their legs: 20 Questions with Curt Harnett . The public broadcaster announced the basic framework of its coverage plans Wednesday, inside its downtown Toronto headquarters. Since it lost the NHL rights two years ago, the CBC has made deep staffing cuts and shifted its mandate from professional sports and renewed its focus on the amateur scene. There will be a two-hour bloc of television coverage beginning at 3 p.m. local time every weekday during the Pan Am Games, and there will be another two-hour stretch beginning at 8 p.m. The final bloc will run from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Some of the content will be on a tape delay, and some events will be condensed. “I think they are doing what their national mandate is,” said David Peterson, chair of the Pan Am Games organizing committee. “I have no complaints, honest to God.” The CBC has sub-licensed soccer coverage to Rogers Communications. It was a Rogers deal that shifted the landscape for the CBC, as well as for TSN, two years ago. The communications giant hatched a 12-year deal worth $5.2-billion to snatch rights to the NHL in Canada — sub-licensing games to the CBC, but only after gaining editorial control over Hockey Night in Canada, as well as studio space at the CBC headquarters. Mark Lee and Steve Armitage, long-time voices in the CBC’s sports department, were let go last year. Scott Russell, one of the few remaining on-air personalities, will host two of the Pan Am Games programs in July, anchoring the primetime and late-night shows. CBC 2015 Pan Am Games Broadcast Schedule Friday, July 10 Opening Ceremony 7 – 10:30 pm Saturday, July 11 Pan Am Afternoon 1 - 3:30 pm ET Pan Am Primetime 7 – 10 pm ET Sunday, July 12 Pan Am Afternoon 1 – 3:30 pm ET Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17 Pan Am Afternoon 3 – 5 pm Pan Am Primetime 8 – 10 pm Pan Am Late Night 11:30 pm – 12:30 am Saturday, July 18 Pan Am Afternoon 3 – 6 pm ET Pan Am Primetime 7 – 10 pm ET Sunday, July 19 Pan Am Afternoon 1 – 4 pm ET Pan Am Primetime 8 – 10 pm Pan Am Late Night 11:30 pm – 12:30 am Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24 Pan Am Afternoon 3 – 5 pm Pan Am Primetime 8 – 10 pm Pan Am Late Night 11:30 pm – 12:30 am Saturday, July 25 Pan Am Afternoon 3 – 6 pm ET Pan Am Primetime 7 – 10 pm ET Sunday, July 26 Pan Am Games Afternoon 1 – 5 pm ET Closing Ceremony 7 – 10 pm ET Pan Am Games Late Night 11:30 pm – 2:30 am Please note the schedule is subject to change at any time without notice. Pan Am Afternoon is hosted by Andi Petrillo and Pan Am Primetime and Late Night programs are hosted by Scott Russell. More than 600 daily live streaming hours available at cbc.ca/panam and through the CBC Sports App on iOS & Android. CBC 2015 Parapan Am Games Broadcast Schedule Friday, August 7 Opening Ceremony 7 – 9 pm Saturday, August 8 Parapan Am Afternoon 4 – 6 pm ET Parapan Am Primetime 8 – 10 pm Sunday, August 9 Parapan Am Afternoon 5 – 7 pm Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14 Parapan Am Primetime 8 – 9 pm Parapan Am Late Night 11:30 pm – 12:30 am Saturday, August 15 Parapan Am Afternoon 11:00 am – 1 pm ET Parapan Am Primetime 10 pm – 12:30 am ET CBC, with AMI simulcast, will provide Described Video (DV) on all television coverage of the Parapan Am Games. Over 170 hours will be streamed daily live online at cbc.ca/panam and through the CBC Sports App on iOS & Android. Entertainment Television CBC adds 12 hours to Pan Am coverage By Trish CrawfordMusic Wed., July 15, 2015 Canadian viewers who’ve been clamouring for more Pan Am Games coverage have been heard. The CBC announced Wednesday it adding 12 more hours of coverage until the Games close July 26. Brazil's Thiago Simon competes in a men's 200m breaststroke preliminary heat at the Pan Am Games on Wednesday. CBC has promised more hours of TV coverage of the Games in response to complaints from fans. (Rebecca Blackwell / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) It immediately added an hour a day to its weekday afternoon program Pan Am Afternoon with host Andi Petrillo, which will now run three hours from 2 to 5 p.m. Also, weekend prime-time coverage will be expanded with an extra hour Sunday, July 19 and three hours on Saturday, July 25. In a news release, the broadcaster said it “is committed to providing audiences with as much sports coverage as is made available by Toronto 2015. To that end, all medal moments have been and will continue to be carried on TV, online at cbc.ca/panam and via the CBC Sports App . . . or via highlight clips made available through the host broadcaster.” The sports made available live include track cycling, artistic gymnastics, athletics (excluding road races), diving, synchronized swimming, swimming, equestrian show jumping, volleyball, beach volleyball, boxing, soccer, judo, wrestling, taekwondo, karate, basketball, and opening and closing ceremonies. “We heard in no uncertain terms that Canadians . . . want to see more coverage,” said Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs. The request for more Games programming was matched by robust audience numbers. “There’s been a lot of positive feedback,” said Thompson, adding the CBC already had crews in place at the events so it was easily able to add the 12 hours of coverage. “As we are already streaming live coverage online, the cost to produce and place the additional hours on television was incremental.” This year marks the first time that the Parapan Am Games, which follow the Pan Am Games Aug. 7 to 15, will be televised in English and French in Canada. CBC drops the ball on its erratic coverage of Pan Ams Mike Koreen Published: July 21, 2015 Updated: July 21, 2015 9:56 PM EST Filed Under: Toronto SUN Sports Other Sports TORONTO Bal Gosal was in the stands at Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday night, taking in Canadian basketball history along with a full house of red-and-white clad fans. Unless you were in the building — like Canada’s minister of sport — or on your computer, though, there was no way to see Canada’s first Pan Am women’s hoops gold medal win take place live, even though it was happening just a few kilometres away from the headquarters of the host broadcaster: The CBC. For all the good things that have played out during the first 10 days of the event — big, loud crowds, outstanding Canadian performances and even surging television ratings — there is one clear downer: The inability of the Games to showcase many of its biggest events on live TV at home. "I was surprised," Gosal said outside the beach volleyball venue when asked about the fact there was no live TV of marquee events, such as the men’s baseball final on Sunday (which was also streamed online) and the women’s basketball final on Monday. Story continues below "I would have liked to see more coverage. I thought there would be more coverage … When I went to the Paralympics in London (in 2012), they were slated for very small coverage. Once they saw the ticket sales, once they saw the people, right away they increased coverage. That’s what I’d love to see in Canada, every amateur sport covered much more than it is right now." The CBC won the right to broadcast the Pan Ams and serve as the host broadcaster in 2012. While a Pan Am spokesman said there were other bidders, it’s unclear just how much of a demand there was for an event that drew mostly negative headlines right up until the opening ceremony. It’s reasonable to suggest many were caught off guard by just how much interest there has been in the Games. At the time the CBC won the bid, Jeffrey Orridge, then the executive director for sports for CBC English Services and now the CFL commissioner, said, "As the host broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada will also bring the Pan/Parapan Am Games to the world, which positions us well for a revenue-positive outcome." A request to speak to Orridge through the CFL was not returned on Tuesday, but perhaps he’s right on his revenue theory. Yahoo Sports reported that the top three most-watched sporting events last weekend came from the Pan Am Games. That’s fine and dandy (and good for the bottom line), but ultimately the CBC’s programming decisions are just odd. Baseball was an obvious big storyline — it was the No. 1 story at the Winnipeg Pan Ams in 1999 and Canada was defending its title this year. What’s more, the final was an absolute thriller. And Canada’s women’s basketball team clearly is on the rise, with the sport experiencing a boom in this country. The list goes on — go on Twitter and you’ll see communities from many sports complaining about the coverage. "We knew we were not going to make everybody happy with every decision," said Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs for the CBC. "We’ve provided more coverage than ever before (for a Pan Am Games) and it’s been a huge success." Money, of course, is a factor. The CBC has been rocked by cuts in recent years, including heavy hits in its sports department. Thompson confirmed that the budget for the Pan Ams is "significantly lower" than the CBC’s budget for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games or the 2016 Rio Summer Games. But this matters not to Joe Sporting Fan, in this era of ever-expanding sports television coverage. TSN has five channels, Rogers Sportsnet has six — and yet two Canada-U.S.A. showdowns for gold in big sports in this country can’t find a place on live television? The CBC does have a deal to show several Pan Am soccer games on Sportsnet. Why soccer? "With soccer having such broad appeal in Canada, that decision was made some time ago," Thompson said. It’s unclear if TSN or Sportsnet could have picked up other sports. A Sportsnet spokesman referred all Pan Am questions to the CBC. When asked if his network was interested in the Games, TSN spokesman Greg McIsaac said, "I can confirm that we did have discussions on the Games, but we knew our focus this summer was going to be on the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015." TSN and its partner networks showed every single minute of every single game of the World Cup this summer. While the CBC has twice boosted Pan Am coverage since the event started, it is not the extensive multi-sport Games coverage we are used to as Canadians. It feels a bit like the American treatment, where tape delays and canned features are often shown over live events. During the women’s basketball final on Monday, the CBC aired a taped documentary on the Canadian team. "We did sit down with CBC, the host broadcaster, over many, many months and worked out what was feasible (to broadcast) based on what we knew then, about what sports we could broadcast, about what we thought would have interest," said 2015 Pan Am chief executive officer Saad Rafi. "But (in regards to the final) choices, it’s really a question for them. "I think CBC is trying to be as adaptive as possible. Canada is having some outstanding success, so it’s kind of a nice problem to have (not being able to broadcast all Canada’s medal successes). I think as a partner they’ve served us and Canadians as well as they can." Indeed, true pros such as Scott Russell (a fierce supporter of amateur sports) do outstanding work for the CBC. The problem is behind the scenes — the interest among the Canadian public is not matched by the television coverage. "Every single television station — CBC, TSN, CTV — when I talk to them, I (ask) them to put more amateur sport on television," Gosal said. "These Pan Am Games are a prime example. They are a most successful Games. People are embracing it, venues are filled up and we don’t have enough TV coverage." XVIIIth Pan American Games Lima 2019 CBC did not air coverage on traditional television from Lima. All coverage was streamed on the CBC Gem streaming service.
  5. As I'm sure you know, the 2023 Winter Universiade will take place in Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. And here are two videos from FISU announcing that fact. However, it is little remembered that Lake Placid hosted the Winter Universiade before - in 1972. The games were mostly ignored by the media and public alike as they took place at the exact same time as the XIth Olympic Winter Games were occurring in Sapporo, Japan. The games have since been mostly forgotten about. I recently discovered old issues online of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the local newspaper in Saranac Lake, New York, which is the nearest city to Lake Placid. These old newspapers turned out to have a treasure trove of information about these long forgotten games - schedules, results, detailed descriptions of the action in the events, and even a few social items involving the athletes (and even some stolen typewriters!) I have painstakingly transcribed these articles and I now present this information to you, to take a look back at the first Lake Placid Winter Universiade as we look ahead to the 2023 Universiade there, and I hope you all will find them as interesting as I have. I apologize for any typos as I copied them from plain text and had to hand correct numerous errors that always occur with that process. (Scroll below the videos for the articles.) ENJOY! 1972 WORLD WINTER UNIVERSITY GAMES OF FISU SATURDAY — FEB. 26th AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC ARENA 7:00am.—Men's Compulsory School Figures 2:00p.m.—Compulsory Ice Dance Immediately Followed by Short Pair Program AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC STADIUM 8:00 p.m.—Opening Ceremonies 2:00 p.m.—Hockey at Plattsburgh Arena—Canada vs. Russia SUNDAY — FEB. 27th AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC ARENA 7:00 a.m.—Ladies Compulsory School Figures 2:00 p.m.—Set Pattern Dance—Immediately Followed by Pairs Free Program 8:00 p.m.—Men's Free Skating—Immediately Followed by Free Dance Program AT WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN 10:00 a.m.—Downhill—Non-Stop Training Run AT INTERVALE 2:00 p.m.—Ski Jumping—Combined 60-Meter AT PLATTSBURGH ARENA 5:30 p.m.—Opening Ceremonies 8:00 p.m.—Hockey—Canada vs. United Stales MONDAY — FEB. 28th AT WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN 10:00 a.m.—Downhill Race—Men and Women AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC ARENA 2:00 p.m.—Ladies Free Skating Program 8:00 p.m.—Hockey—United States vs. Russia AT PLATTSBURGH ARENA 8:00 p.m.—Figure Skating Exhibitions TUESDAY — FEB. 29 AT MT. VAN HOEVENBERG 9:00 a.m.—Cross Country—Men's Special and Combined—15 km. 9:00 a.m.—Cross Country—Women's 5 km AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC ARENA 8:00 p.m.—Hockey—Canada vs. Russia WEDNESDAY — MARCH 1st AT WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN 9:30 a.m.—Slalom—Men and Women AT PLATTSBURGH ARENA 8:00 p.m.—Hockey—United States vs. Canada THURSDAY— MARCH 2nd AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC STADIUM 8:00 a.m.—Speed Skating—Men's 500 and 5,000— Women's 500 and 1500 AT MT. VAN HOEVENBERG 9:00 a.m.—Cross Country Relay—Men 4x10 9:00 a.m.—-Cross Country Relay—Women 3x5 AT PLATTSBURGH ARENA 8:00 p.m.—Hockey—United States vs. Russia FRIDAY— MARCH 3rd AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC STADIUM 8:00 a.m.—Speed Skating—Men's 10,000—Women's 3,000 AT WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN 10:00 a.m.—Giant Slalom—Men AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC ARENA 9:00 p.m.—Hockey—Canada vs. Russia SATURDAY—MARCH 4th AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC STADIUM 8:00 a.m.—Speed Skating—Men's 10,000— Women's 3,000 AT MT. VAN HOEVENBERG 9:00 a.m.—CrossCountry—Men's 30 km— Women's 10 km AT WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN 10:00 a.m.—Giant Slalom—Women AT INTERVALE 2:00 p.m.—Special Jump—70-Meter AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC ARENA 8:00 p.m.—Hockey—Canada vs. United States SUNDA Y — MARCH 5th AT PLATTSBURGH ARENA 1:00 p.m.—Hockey—United States vs. Russia AT LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC ARENA 5:00 p.m.—Closing Ceremonies Training each day for each sport Feb. 25 thru Mar. 4 For Ticket Information Contact FISU Office Olympic Arena Lake Placid, N.Y.—Phone 518-523-3325 Saranac Lake Adirondack Daily Enterprise - February 23, 1972 U.S. FISU NORDIC SKI TEAM NAMED LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The U.S. nordic skiing team for the seventh biennial World University Winter Games was announced Tuesday, as more teams arrived to prepare for the competition which begins this weekend. The complete listing of U.S. entries for the games has not been released. Some 300 participants from 23 countries are expected for the games, which are sponsored by the International Federation of University Student Sport Organizations (FISU). Officials said Jim Miller, Mike Scott, Bob Kendall, Bruce Cunningham, David Lantz and George Perry would ski for the U.S. in the nordic combined competition, which includes cross-country and jumping. Hugh Barber. Bernie Wells and Bruce McLaughry are slated for the jumping team. Joe McNulty, Ron Yeager, Chris Haines, Larry Martin, Bela Bodner and Gene Morgan are on the cross-country roster. Adirondack Daily News Feb. 24, 1972 Canada, US Alpine, Nordic Teams Set LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP)— The nordic and alpine ski teams for Canada and the U.S. have been announced for the 7th biennial World University Games which begin this weekend. Some 400 participants from 23 nations are expected for the games, sponsored by International Federation of University Student Sports Organizations (FISU). Teams from Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Belgium, Great Britain and Finland arrived late Tuesday night. Japan and Romania arrived earlier. Skiing in the nordic combined for the U.S. will be Jim Miller, Mike Scott, Bob Kendall, Bruce Cunningham, David Lantz and George Perry. This competition combines cross-country and jumping. The U.S. jumping team is comprised of Hugu Barber, Bernie Wells, and Bruce McLaughry. The cross-country roster is made up of Joe McNulty, Ron Yeager, Chris Haines, Larry Martin, Bela Bodner and Gene Morgan. American athletes will be among the last to arrive here as most are attending college classes this week. The Russian delegation is scheduled to arrive Friday after several days of competition in Canada. The Canadian men's alpine team consists of Dave Greig, Steve Becker, Raymond Potvin, Pierre Dion, John Cockburn, Bob Archer, Bruce Goldsmid and Allan Tabor. The women are Joy Ward, Lise Richardson, Pam Aiken, Kathleen Butler, Paule Samson and Margaret Chaput. On the Canadian nordic squad the jumpers are Don Grady, and Roger Christian. The cross-country men John Gardner, Larry Mason, Lorne Lohta, Darrel Frank and Ed Day. The Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union announced the selections Wednesday in Montreal after trials earlier in the week at Mount Sutton. Saranac Lake Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 25, 1972 HOSTS NEEDED FOR FISU COMPETITORS A group of interested citizens in the Tri-Lakes area are promoting a weekend program welcoming into their homes competitors who have arrived in Lake Placid for the FISU Games. There are some 600 students from around the world, most of whom have never been in the United States before. Frank Shatz of Lake Placid is helping to organize the effort. Said Shatz today, “We feel that many of these students would like very much to see the American home and visit with Americans. Why not pick up a few foreign students and have them over for tea?” The following directions have been drawn up for area families wishing to show foreign students around: Saturday and Sunday —Drive to the Lake Placid Club, and report to the information desk in the Main Lobby. There you will be introduced to guest athletes. It is suggested that the host take the visitors for a ride in the countryside, invite them to your home for coffee and take them back to the club. Mr. Shatz remarked, "Americans are so friendly and outgoing that I’m sure we will have a good response from the people of the Tri-Lakes.” For further 'information those interested may call the Lake Placid Club or Mr. Shatz. 23 FISU Teams In Lake Placid For Games Opening LAKE PLACED - This town has become a global village now that the 25 international teams entered in the FISU games have arrived. The flags of the participating nations decorate both Main Street and the Olympic Arena. The most recent contingents to arrive were the 70 member Russian team, and the Polish, Spanish and Finnish squads. The Russians are very evident throughout the Cillage in their brown fur coats and hats. The U.S. Alpine team was announced last night and consists of: Wayne Wright, of Wilmington, who grew up skiing in Whiteface Mountain; John Goodhue, Brad Kennison and Bill Farrell, all of Johnson State College; Johnson, Vt.; Laurent Gaudin and Sumner Erbe, of Dartmouth; and David Dodge, of the University of Vermont. Wright also is a U. of Vermont student. Roby Polic, of Lake Placid and a student at Saint Lawrence University, is expected to the eighth member of the squad. Of the women's Alpine squad are: Gail Suffin. Sue White and Mary Ellen Rathbone, all of Johnson State; Pam Reed, of Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.; and Karen West, of Stanford, Calif. The special-jumping team includes; Bruce McLaughry and Hugh Barber, of Middlebury College; Bernie Wells, of University of Vermont; and Peter Robes, of Etna, Vt. and a student at the University of Wyoming. Nordic-combined squad members are: Mike Scott, Jim Miller, both of Fort Lewis College, Durango, Col.; Bruce Cunningham, University of New Hampshire, Bob Kendall, Colorado University; David Lantz, of Middlebury College; and George Perry, Dartmouth. Here are the names of the, cross country team members: Bela Bodnar, of Wyoming University; Chris Haines and Larry Martin, of Fort Lewis College; Joe McNulty of Middlebury College; Gene Morgan, of Alaska Univeristy; and Ron Yeager, of Colorado University. Also, Barb Brettel, Margie Mahoney, Mary Ann and Roxanne Enkevaort, all of Alaska Methodist College. Beginning at 7:30 p.m tomorrow evening, the parade of competitors will begin at the Lake Placid Clubhouse and proceed a half mile to the Olympic Stadium (outdoor skating rink). They will be greeted by the president of the FISU games, Ronald MacKenzie; Ernest Beyer, chancellor of the State University of New York, and Primo Nibiolo, head of the international FISU. Carrying and lighting the torch will be skier Jim Miller of the U. S. team. Taking the oath on behalf of all the competitors will be figure-skater, John Mischa Petkevich. Jenny Lind Walsh, also a figure skater and medalist in the 1970 FISU competitions, will raise the flag to officially open the eight days event. SATURDAY 8:00 a.m.—Men's Compulsory School Figures—Olympic Arena. 2:00 p.m.—Compulsory Ice Dance—Olympic Arena. 2:00 p.m.—Hockey—Canada vs. Russia—Plattsburgh Arena Immediately following Short Fair Program; — Olympic Arena. 8:00 p.m.—Opening Ceremonies—Olympic Stadium. SUNDAY 8:00 a.m.—Ladies' Comptesory School Figures—Olympic Arena. 2:00 p.m.—Set Pattern Dance —Olympic Arena. 1:30 p.m.—Combined Ski Jumping (60 meter) — Intervale 5:30 p.m.—Opening Ceremonies—Plattsburgh Arena. 8:00 p.m.—Men's Free Skating—Olympic Arena — Immediately following — Free Dance Program — Olympic Arena. 8:00 p.m.—Hockey—Canada vs. U.SA.—Plattsburgh Arena. U.S. NAMES FISU ALPINE, NORDIC TEAM LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP)— The United States announced its alpine team and the ladies' cross-country team today as the last of 400 participants from 23 nations arrived here for the start Saturday of the 7th biennial World University Games. Squads from Holland, Spain, and Finland were the last to arrive. The Russian team pulled in Thursday with a full contingent of 70 competitors and 20 officials. The men's U.S. alpine team will be composed of Wayne Wright and David Dodge of the University of Vermont; Brad Kencilson, Bill Farrell, and John Goodhue of Johnston State of Vermont; Sumner Erbe and Laurence Gauden at Dartmouth. On the ladies' alpine team will be Pam Reid of Middlebury, Sue White, Mary Ellen Rathbone, and Gail Suttlind, all of Johnston State, and Karen West of Stanford. The U.S. women's cross country team will consist of four students from Alaska Methodist College: Barb Brettel, Margie Mahony, Mary Ann and Roxanne Enkevaort. The games open officially at 7 p.m. Saturday at Olympic Arena with compulsory school figures in mens figure skating. The games are being sponsored by the International Federation of University Sports (FISU). Adirondack Daily Enterprise Monday Feburary 28, 1972 Huge Crowd Attends Placid FISU Opening BY LISA FORREST LAKE PLACID — A crowd of spectators estimated to number over 1,000 lined the skating oval in front of the Lake Placid High School Saturday evening to witness the opening of the 1972 Lake Placid Universiade. Ron MacKenzie, president of the Universiade opened the ceremonies with a welcoming speech to all the spectators and competitors saying that the area has long been a mecca to sportsmen. A similar speech was given by Primo Nebiola, President of the international FISU organization. Mr. Casey Conrad Executive Director of the President's Commission on Physical Fitness, carried a message from President Nixon which issued the hope that the games would help promote goodwill between nations. Last to speak in the brief ceremonies was Chancellor of the State University of New York Ernest L. Boyer. He carried greetings from Patron of the Lake Placid Universiade, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, who although scheduled to attend the ceremonies was unable to do so. The chill night air appeared to do little to dampen the spirits of the spectators and participants. Coordinators of the events tried in vain to keep spectators off the ice oval while the teams passed into the stadium. The procession was free of any stiff formalities and many of the competitors waved when cheered by the spectators. The last member of the Russian contingent could be seen taking pictures of the crowd as he passed while a few members of the Japanese team went past the reviewing stand waving small Americas flags. The Italian team was perhaps the most exuberent of the competitors. Several were pulled around the rink in a sleigh by team mates and welcomed the speeches of Mr. MacKenzie and Mr. Nebiola with a bit of song. James Miller a United States Nordic skier lit the flame which will burn atop the FISU symbol, cannon shot were fired and the games were declared officially open. Petkevich Wins FISU Gold Medal LAKE PLACID. N.Y. (AP) — Figure skater John Mischa Petkevich of the United States snapped the Soviet Union’s stranglehold on the early events of the World University Winter Games (FISU) as he captured a gold medal in the men’s skating competition Sunday. Petkevich, a 22-year-old pre-med student at Harvard was awarded six ordinals—first place—from all but one judge for a crowd pleasing free skating performance to defeat Russian Vladimir Kovalev. Perry Hutching of Barrington, Ill., and Arizona State University, placed third. The Russians took their second gold medal when Elena Zharkova and Gennady Karponosov protected an early lead and won a close decision over the Czechoslovak pair in the free-skating finals of ice dancing. The Soviet pair, with nine ordinals, sneaked out a razor thin victory over Diana and Martin Skotnicka of Czechoslovakia, who were awarded 10 ordinals. The Czechs accumulated more performance points than the Russians but the decisive ordinals rating, in which the judges rank the competitors, went in favor of the Russians. Debbie Ganson and Bradley Hislop of Seattle, with 12 ordinals, were third in the dancing. In the second game of the nine-match, round robin hockby tournament, the Canadian collegiate team bounced back from a decisive loss to the Russians and beat the U.S. team 9-4 at Plattsburgh 55 miles away. The Soviet Union claimed its first gold medal earlier Sunday when Galina Karelina and Georgy Proskourin defeated the only other competitors, the U.S. entry, in the pairs figure skating. The Russians were awarded first place unanimously by the five judges, out performing Debbie Hughes and Philip Grout, both from the University of Denver in the free skating phase. Jennie Walsh of Torrance, Calif,, had a good chance to earn the U.S. its second gold medal in the free skating finals of the women’s figure event scheduled today. She swept into the lead in the compulsory figures Sunday. Miss Walsh, a 21-year-old psychology major at Los Angeles Harbor College, had five ordinals and 537.0 points after the compulsories. Ludmila Bezakoya of Czechoslovakia was second with ten ordinals and 526.0 points. Julia Johnson of Garden Grove, Calif. was in third place and Louise Vacea of Lindenhurst, N.Y., was fifth. Miss Johnson studies at Cerritos College and Miss Vacca, 18, is a pre-med freshman at Cornell University. The Russians maintained their dominance in the early going of the nine-day games, with a first place showing in the pre-FISU special jump at the Intervale 70-meter hill. The competition, not a medal event in the University Games, was held to flesh out the ten-man field in Nordic-combined jump on the same hill. The FISU 70-meter jump is scheduled for Saturday. Alexandre Ivannikov won the special pre-jump with 218. points, followed by two Japanese. Kinuo Watanabe had 217. points and Hideki Nakano scored 213.7—-for second and third. Watanabe soared the farthest in the two-jump competition, 70 meters on one leap before a crowd estimated at 2,500. Conditions were ideal—sunshine and almost no wind. The Soviet Union’s Gary Napalkov, the reigning world and FISU champion in the event, was fourth with 212.2 points. His best jump carried 67.5 meters or 221 feet downhill. The best U.S. finish, by Bernie Wells of Brattleboro, Vt., and the University of Vermont, was ninth with 181.8 points. In the nordic-combined, an event that concludes wjth a 15-kilometer (9.31 miles) cross country race, Japan’s Nakano pressed two 67-meter jumps down the slopes, to establish a 12.5-point lead over Vladimir Rousinov of the Soviet Union. Japan also had a third place jumper in the combined, Kaguo Araya. The Japanese, who are considered weak in the cross country phase, are not expected to hang on for a medal in the combined. Rousinov. with the longest jump of the combined competition—67.5 meters, had 213.2 points and Araya had 212.8 points. Jim Miller, of Mexico, Maine, who studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., shot 66 meters downhill to take fourth place. Nakano Wins Compined Jump By WILLIAM DOOLITTLE LAKE PLACID — Under fair skies and on a fast track the Japanese and the Russians dominated the first full day of competitive jumping in the World University Winter Games here. In order to present a full competition to the near record turnout at the Intervales 70-meter hill the FISU organizers decided to present a special pre-official special jumping competition along with the official combined jumping competition. The official combined was won handily by Hideki Nakano with steady leaps of 65, 67 and 67 meters. The best two are counted in the results. In special jumping the last two jumps are the ones that count. Second place in the special was Vladimir Rousinov with jumps of 64, 64 and 65.5. His form points were also lower than Nakano’s. Best American performance of the day was turned in by Jim Miller who placed fourth in the combined jumping with jumps of 62, 62, 66 meters. The forerunners jumped from the top level, and on the basis of their distances on the fast track the officials decided before each round that the competitors should jump from the second level. Before the second round it was thought that the jump could be run from the top level by Joe Lamb, a forerunner who was a member of our Olympic team, jumped 70 meters from the top level and the judges decided to move the competitors down. Their decision was based partly on the fact, that the Japanese jumpers had been nearly overjumping the hill during the morning practice going up to 75 meters. The following are the results: COMBINED JUMPING: Nakano, H. JPN —225.7 Rousinov, V. USSR —213.2 Araya, K. JPN—212.8 Miller, J. USA.—19.8 Rygl, L. CSF —192.5 Yinogradov, V. USSR —175.5 Kendall, R. USA -173.8 Redweik, W. BRD—173.0 Kucera, A. CSF —159.0 Gulbradsen, K. NOR —155.5 Backman, T. FIN —153.9 Cunningham, B. USA — 135 2 Scott, M. USA —134.4 Albl, AUT —129.8 SPECIAL JUMPING Ivannikov, A. USSR — 218.4 Watanabbe, K. JPN — 217.4 Janano, H. JPN —213.7 Napalkov, G. USSR —212.2 Saito, K FN —209.8 Araya, K. JPN —200.8 Kalinin, Y. USSR —190.6 Rousinov, V. USSR —199.3 Wells, B. USA —181.8 Miller. J. USA — 181.6 Rygl, L. CSF —179.9 Barber, H. USA —177.2 Perry, G. USA —165.0 Yinogradov, V. USSR — 163.5. People to People Program a Success LAKE PLACID — The request for local families who would be willing to entertain FISU athletes from other countries received such an overwhelming response that it was hard to round up enough athletes for all the prospective hosts. Frank Shatz of Lake Placid, who is acting as an interpreter for some of the competitors from abroad, announced the program on Friday as a last minute suggestion, said today that the response had been so gratifying that the "People to People" program will become a permanent feature of future international sports and cultural events in Lake Placid. The program will be continued until March 5. Interested persons may make appointments at the FISU information desk at the Lake Placid Club. RUSSIANS WHIP CANADA, 9-3; PLATTSBURGH — Things are not looking too bright for the United States FISU hockey squad if the weekend games here are any indication. The Russian six took the Canadians in rough play aft the Plattsburgh College Ice Arena Saturday night, 9-3. And then the Canadians went on to trounce the U. S. team Sunday, 9-4. The Russians took over the ice in the first two periods of their match with the Canadians, playing a fast game. They were able to keep the puck in Canadian territory from the opening whistle by aggressive forechecking. The Russians scored twice in the first period, then closed the second with a 6-1 lead, the Canadians scoring their first goal at 16.57 into the play. Hampering the Canadians was the loss of services of Larry Ouvriere and Gavin Kirk, both of whom were injured. But they did manage two more in the third period and the Russians added three more to their own tally. Canadian goalie Barry Richardson is credited with 38 saves. His Russian counterpart, Alexandre Sidehakov parried 23 shots. On Sunday the Canadians did a rebound, perhaps from sheer embarrassment, and wiped the American team off the ice. In the first period, the Canadians took three goals to the Americans' none. The Americans, however, caught fire briefly in the second period, quickly netting the puck twice in the first two minutes of play, then once again, before the period ended. But the Canadians had their way in the last period, and safely skated home with a 9-4 win. Pre-game ceremonies Saturday night included the introduction of Ernest Boyer, chancellor of the State University of New York, Plattsburgh State University College president George Angell, the town's mayor Roland St. Pierre, and New York State Senator Ronald Stafford. Dr. Boyer led the puck dropping ceremony, and there was an exchange of gifts and tokens of friendship between the team members. There was an enthusiastic, capacity crowd. Ping Fails to Show For Compulsory Figures BY BILL HAPONSKI LAKE PLACED - A figure-skating champion who can barely skate? Officials at the World University Games here were shocked to discover that the the Republic of China (Taiwan) Ladies Champion failed to show up yesterday morning for the compulsory figure because she couldn't skate them. The competition is of very high calibre with some of the athletes coming here directly, from Japan. Thus, one can understand the officials' consternation. Pretty Miss Huang Ping representing the National Taiwan University later explained in excellent English that she could do only the three most basic figures for skaters - not the advanced ones of world competition. A hoax? Not so. The 20-year-old law student was sent here to observe the competition. She has skated for three years. Not only is she Taiwan's lady champion, but, with her partner, pair champion. And she is the ladies champion speed skater as well. All of this is accomplished on the same pair of inexpensive skates such as beginners use. She has a delightful sense of humor and perspective on her position. In Taiwan, there is just one rink and it would fit into a tiny corner of Lake Placid's Olympic Arena. At home, she can skate only at lunch and supper time, and is allocated a little piece of ice which she has to prepare herself. Miss Huang learned her skating not from a skilled coach but from a book and watching TV. She did get to go to Tokyo recently to see the post-Olympic skating exhibitions. Janet Lynn, the U. S. champion and winner of an Olympic bronze medal, was a favorite of Miss Huang and the Japanese crowd. When Miss Huang's situation was discovered, Gustave Lussi, U. S. coach of many Olympic and world champions, gave her a lesson so that she could skate an exhibition. Lussi told her how to do a sitspin. She did it, came out of it smiling, and said "Wow!" Lussi taught her a move which required a change of direction. This confused her for a moment and she commented, "In Taiwan the rink is so small, everyone has to go one way." Lussi laughed, and said, "Well, you're going to have to go two ways now. C'mon." And she did, executing the move gracefully. "She's amazing," said Lussi, "She learns so quickly." In short order, Miss Huang had mastered a one-minute program skated to ballet music. Her style was excellent, her moves correctly executed. Miss Huang's big moment came a few hours later during the exhibition. She was a featured skater. Alone, but the exhibition. She was the seemingly limitless expanse of ice, she performed beautifully in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd, demonstrating that she is indeed a champion. Saranac Lake Adirondack Daily Enterprise - February 29, 1972 Canadian Girl Wins Downhill Gold By WILLIAM DOOLITTLE LAKE PLACID — The downhill skiers of France continued their fine international record this year in Alpine skiing by placing first and second in the men's downhill and second in the women's downhill on a fast course at Whiteface Mountain yesterday. The Gold medal in the women's downhill of the World University Games was won by pretty Lisa Richardson of Canada who beat out her rival Caroline Rebattu of France by 3-100th of a second. The winners of the men's downhill were Eric Stahl, who led the next closest racer by an incredible 2.2 seconds; second was teammate Jean- Pierre Puthod. As the racers dropped off the face of Cloudspin the heads of the spectators there were spinning as they watched the racers speed past, their skis barely touching the ground as they gained speed for the long flat stretches on the lower mountain. The trail, though, was relatively unrutted and there were few spills and no serious injuries. The women raced 2210 feet verticle drop, starting two thirds of the way up the Cloudspin precpice; the men came all the way down the Cloudspin, racing 2620 feet, verticle drop. The length off the woman's course was 1.69 miles and the men raced 1.94 miles. A light snow was failing during the morning race, but the track was clear and quite fast at the top. The snow was warmer after the halfway point and the racers slowed considerably as the trail flattened out, making waxing very important. The followiag are the complete results; LADIES Richardson, Lisa CAN — 2.01.84 Rebattu, Caroline FRA — 2.01.87 Haidaeher, Anita AUT — 2.02.92 Grandjacques, Claire FRA — 2.02.94 Susslin, Gayle USA — 2.03.35 West, Karyn USA — 2.03.70 Khalzova, Nadeida USSR — 2.04.26. Fridel, Franziska-BRD —2.04.44 Tasgian, Anahid ITA —2.05.37 Reed, Pam USA —2.05.61 MEN Stahl, Eric FRA —2.00.07 Pufohod, Jeane-Pierre FRA — 2.02.27 Farrell, Bill USA—2.03.19 Vota, Roberto ITA —2.03.61 Petri, Frederic FRA —2.03.66 Vegier, Franz BRD — 2.04.21 Hottegindre, G FRA — 2:04:47 Ahtm, Roger SWE —2.04.59 Tesar, Hans AUT —2.04.75 Grob, Peter SUI —2.04.99 U.S. Figure Skaters Top Events LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. figure skaters continued to dominate their events. They won another two medals Monday, including a gold, and have swept the men's and ladies' singles. Figure skater Jennie Walsh of Toffrance, Calif., protecting ithe lead she had built in the compulsory figures, won the gold with a flawless free-style performance and a top ranking from all five judges. Ludmila Bezakova of Czeohoslovakia was the silver medalist and Julia J. Johnson of Gayden Grove, Calf., won the bronze. Miss Waish joined John Misha Petkevich, men's singles titlist, in capturing the the two gold medals the United States claimed by Monday. The U.S. had a total of seven medals—two golds, a silver and four bronze. The Soviet Union had two golds and a silver. France also had three medals, Czechoslovakia two, and Canada and Austria one apiece. RUSSIANS SWAMP US. ICEMEN 9-0 BY SUSAN DOOUTTLE LAKE PLACID — The Russian FISU hockey team overwhelmed the American squad last night in the Olympic Arena. The final score was 9-0. It was obvious by the end of the first period that the American icemen were hopelessly outclassed. The Russians were constantly in motion, yet always aware of where their teammates were. Their passes were right on target, they never seemed to break stride, or pause as they crossed the blue line. For most of the game the Russians were either passing the puck around in mid-ice or they were attacking our goal. It was all the Americans could do to get their sticks on the puck. They had 32 shots on our goal in the first period ending up with 3 goals, nine saves were credited to our goalie Kim Newman. The Americans managed to hold the Russians to one score during second period. In the last period they scored 5 times. Even with a score of 9-0, it was a good game to watch. The Americans played hard and well, but were outclassed. The Russians have about 6 national teams who play together all the time. Their FISU squad is not the same team that played in the Olympics but is of the same calibre. You may have heard that the Russians can't take body contact, fear if you check them hard enough they'll give up. Not so, they didn't go out looking for body contact, but they could certainly take it. When an American hit them he just bounced right off. The Russians were playing in wool outdoor hockey jerseys, and there wasn't a drop of sweat on them. Even though the scores are onesided the games are worth seeing just to watch the extraordinary team play of the Russians. Their nine goals were scored by seven different players, not a hat trick in the bunch. The only hope of staving off their attack is to break up their plays as they develop, but it seemed last night as if the Russians were everywhere. Even when, briefly, they were two men down, they controlled the ice and appeared to have twice as many men out there as the U. S. did. No matter where the Americans passed the puck when they had it to pass, a Russian was there ready to fight for possession. The Russians were credited with 79 shots on goal which gives you an idea of how outstanding Kim Newman was as goalie. The U. S. team had 51 shots on goal. SINGOUT TO PERFORM FOR FLSU LAKE PLACID - Sing Out High Peaks will perform at the Lake Placid Club for the FISU contestants. The group will put on an entirely new program under the leadership of Paul Winton and the direction of Ray Durkee. Although the program is new, this is not the first time Sing Out will perform at the club. The group first sang there in 1971 at a Lion's Club convention, and again this January for the New York State Holstein convention. Sing Out has not confined itself strictly to the Lake Placid region. The group has done shows in Long Lake and in Lake George. Its next out-of-region concert well be in Liverpool, N. Y. on March 18. This will be a full two-hour program including the America sequence and our newly initiated American folk sequence. "Not all our concerts are fantastic," Mr. Durkee says, "but there is one thing they have in common, the sparkle of America's youth trying give a little hope to people. If in two hours of singing we make one person say to himself, 'Hey, these lads really know what they're talking about' then, it all becomes worthwhile, and Sing-Out has done it's job." Saranac Lake Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 1, 1972 FISU SKIING SUMMARIES LAKE PLACID, N.Y, (AP) — NORDIC SKIING Women’s 5 - kilometer cross country -1, Laibov Moukafa-cheva, Soviet Union, 30 minutes, 27.8 seconds. q, Olga Rokko. Soviet Union, 20:56.7. 3. Nina Selunina. Soviet Union, 21:26.7. 5, Barham Britch, Anchorage, Alaska, 21:28.5. 6, Bogunila Trzshunia, Poland, 31:31.1. Also, 10, Roxanne Van-Enkevort, Fairbanks. Alaska, 23:11.7. 11, Mary Anne Van-Enkevort, Fairbanks, Alaska, 23:19.3, 15-kilometer combined cross country, 1, Tom Bechman, Finland, 58 minutes, 03.86 seconds. 2, Vladimir Rousinov, Soviet Union, 60:45.54. 3, Ladislav Rygl, Czechoslovakia, 00:46.51. 4, Bruce Cunningham, Rumford, Maine, 01:08.32. 5, Antonin Kucera, Czechoslovakia, 61:08.61, Hideki Nakano, Japan, 62:34.72. Also, 9, Jim Miller, Mexico, Maine, 65:01.73. 10. Mike Scott, Rutland, Vt., 65:29.09. 11, Bob Kendall, Auburn. Maine, 68:40.78. Mens special 15-km cross country-1, Fedor Simashev, Soviet Union, 55 minutes. 47.47 seconds. 2, Ivana Pronin, Soviet Union, 56:06.81 3, Sergei Saveliev, Soviet Union, 56:59.27. 4, Youry Bragin, 57:27.36. 5, Tomino Okamura. 57:33.06. 6, Kunio Shibata, 57:43.37. Also, 13, Joe McNulty, Chicago, HI., 60:06.04. 14, Bela Bodnar, Anchorage, Alaska, 60:51.55. 15, Ron Yeager, Durango, Colo., 61:11.1. 17, Larry Martin, Boner, Alaska, 61:51.61. Others, 21, Don Gardner, Canada, 64:36.66. 23, Darrell Frank, Canada, 65:10.33. 26, Larry Mason, Canada, 66:24.51. 27, Lorne Luhta, 67:38.50. NORDIC COMBIND 1, Vladimir Rousinov, Soviet Union, 406.9 points. 2, Hideki Nakeno, Japan, 405.05; 3. Ladislav Vygl, Czechoslovakia, 388.06; 4, Kazuo Araya. Japan, 381.05. 5. Tom Bachnan, Finland, 373.9. 6, Jim Miller, Mexico, Maine, 353.1 Also, 9, Bruce Cunningham, Rumford, Maine, 327.6. 10, Bob Kendall, Auburn, Maine. 298.25 12, Mike Scott, Rutland, Vt., 287.65. Galina Karelina, Skater Bride-To-Be; Lovely Girl Under That Russian Dressing By Bill McLaughlin SARANAC LAKE - Galina Karelina, the attractive, 21-year-old Russian who won a gold medal in the pairs figure skating competition at the FISU Games in Lake Placid was a surprised recipient of a beautiful lace wedding gown selected at Altman's here. Miss Karelina will be married in April in Moscow to a famous Soviet hockey player, and the People-to-People Program in Lake Placid gave her the long white dress as a wedding present. Frank Shatz, Lake Placid merchant and organizer of the People-to-People Program, was asked why a Russian girl was singled out for such special attention. "You can say that we are trying to balance out President Nixon's China trip,” laughingly said Mr Shatz. “But in fact our reasons for selecting Galina were that she is a lovely girl who won a gold medal, she is getting married, and we would like to see her return home happy, and with pleasant memories of Lake Placid. We just wanted to give expression to the friendliness and cordiality of the North Country people.” Miss Karelina, after trying on her bridal gown, was so overwhelmed by emotions that she could only say “thank you.” She remained in the dressing room for a long while. The organization which made Miss Karelina’s and 600 other foreign student-athletes’ stay in Lake Placid so remarkable is the People-to-People Program. It was born on the spur of the moment.. Mr. Shatz who was drafted by the FISU Games organizing committee as an interpreter noticed the great interest of the foreign delegates to everything American. To satisfy this curiosity he launched the program. In a few hours after inception, with the help of the local newspaper, radio stations, the Lions, Kiwanis and the FISU organizing committee, we were in business," said Mr. Shatz. "We asked area residents to welcome competitors to their homes. The response was so overwhelming and the results so gratifying that People-to-People will become a permanent feature of future international sports and cultural events in Lake Placid.” One East European student-athlete who was taken shopping, sightseeing and to dinner with an American family remarked: “Your government organized this Program very well.’’ When he was told that it was started on a moment’s notice, privately and on local initiative, he just shook his head disbelievingly. Russian Hockey Squad Beats Canada 3-2 in Tough Game By SUSY DOOLITTLE LAKE PLACID — The Russians continued their winning hockey streak last night, squeaking by Canada 3-2, in the Olympic Arena. The Canadian coach apparently thought that he lost last time because his squad hadn't been prepared for the fight they got, and this time he said they were going to get out there and get tough. That they did. This was one of the roughest games I've seen, but not dirty. The constant checking made the boards resound, and in the background was the steady thump of stick against pad. Once again the Russians deserved the nickname iron men They also retaliated, getting three penalties to Canada's one in the first period. The first Russian score came early in the first period, when Sergey Kapustin took it in alone faking out three Canadians as he went by. This was the only score in the first period. Both goalies did yeoman service. Sidelnikov was credited with 11 saves and Lockett with 12. The second period started with 2 Russians left in the penalty box. This seemed like a good chance for the Canadians to tie it up, particularly since you can’t ice the puck under International rules even when playing a man down. The Russians killed the penalty only to get a major a short time later when Kapustin came up behind the Canadian goalie and flattened him. He got a charging penalty for his pains. The Russians scored a short-handed goal almost immediately thereafter making it 2 to 0 and then Quinn with an assist from Gavin Kirk got the Canadians on the score card making it 2 to 1. Kapustin remained in the penalty box even though a goal had been scored because of the major. Canada got a tripping penalty with 7 minutes to go in the second period and played a superb defensive two minutes, maintaining a box defense under tremendous Russian pressure. Nothing could lure them out of their box. into the corners and it worked beautifully. The Russians passed it all around the outside of the zone but just couldn’t work it in. The period ended with each squad scoring one more time at full strength with the score 3 to 2. Lockett was credited with 13 saves and Sidelnikov with 16. Both goalies really looked like they had had a work out when they skated off the ice. Both teams came out fighting hard in the third period. The first period the Canadians had played fairly orthodox positional hockey which appeared to-work well for them against the phenomenal passing and play-making patterns of the Russians, the second period was a mixed bag and the third period they played the man. This worked well defensively, it meant the Russians couldn’t set up their plays, that they couldn’t spring a man free to catch a pass way down the ice. but it also meant that the Canadians missed some opportunities to take the puck away. Sometimes they were so busy chasing after their man, that the puck would slide by them on its way from one Russian to another and they wouldn't even notice it. Half-way into the period, Cunningham chasing a Russian over the blue line was called for tripping. He thought, as did many of the fans, that the Russian had fallen over the Refs skate on the way in and protested in an unseemly manner and got 10 for misconduct. This penalty in the last 10 minutes of play hit the tired Canadian squad hard and it was followed by one at 12:12 and then another in the last two minutes. Neither squad scored this period. Canada and Russia meet each other again Friday night in the Olympic Arena and it should be a terrific game. The Canadian Squad is determined to beat the Russians once before they leave town. It was a near capacity crowd last night, but tickets are still available for Friday and Saturday's games. Before the game there was a brief award ceremony, winners in some the skiing events were given their medals and the Lake Placid band played “Gaudeamus Igitur,” The flags from the winners countries waved behind them as the medals were hung around their necks. Saranac Lake Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 2, 1972 SOVIET UNION LEADS LAKE PLACID—The Soviet Union led the way in crosscountry events again this morning by winning the ladies’ 5-kilometer cross-country race. Poland was second, and the United States was third. The speed-skating races which were to have been run this morning may possibly be held tonight if the weather changes. ROCKY HIT FOR SNUBBING FISU GAMES LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — While unseasonably high temperatures softened the runs on Whiteface, a controversy warmed up off the slopes concerning New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller's snubbing of the Winter Games, hosted by the United States for the first time. At Plattsburgh, 50 miles to the north, the Canadians topped the winless U.S. hookey team 5-3. Canada is now 2-2 in the three-team round robin tournament. The U.S. squad, which lost three games, faces the undefeated Russians tonight in Plattsburgh. A spokesman for Rockefeller said the governor, listed as the official patron of the nine-day games, was "busy in Albany" and unable to appear at Lake Placid. New York was represented by State University Chancellor Ernest L. Boyer instead. "It would have been appropriate for him to be here,'' said Nick Rodis of Brandeis University, echoing the sentiment of many of the organizers and officials here. Rodis is president of the U.S. Collegiate Sports Council, the American affiliate of the International Federation of University Sports FISU, sponsor of the games. The president of the international organization, Primo Nebiolo of Torino, Italy, said the governor had invited FISU officials to Albany for a reception. "We are not going," said the indignant Nebiolo. "We believe he should come here and visit us." Although the Soviet Union was shut out in Wednesday's events the Russians still hold a comfortable lead in the over-all medal competition. They have won a total of 10 medals, compared with the United States's eight. France has won four, Czechoslovakia three, Austria and Japan two each. Italy and Poland Win Gold At Whiteface FISU Races By WILLIAM DOOLITTLE LAKE PLACID - Picking their way through some of the most confused weather the Adirondacks have to offer Italy and Poland won their first gold medals of the World University Games at Whiteface Mountain yesterday. A temperature inversion forced heavy clouds onto the lower mountain and the slalom races were run in heavy fog with widely varying snow conditions. The winners were Anahid Tasgian of Italy with a combined time of 1.29 minutes, and Roman Derezinski of Poland with a total time of 1.25 minutes — a full second ahead of his nearest rival. An American girl Karyn West of Stanford University won the silver medal in the women's races. In the morning the racers had to work their way through soft snow conditions and heavy fog, both of which caused many disqualifications and slower than usual times because the racers lost rhythm as they tried to figure out where the next gates were located. Curiously, in the late afternoon runs the conditions iced up and the fog lifted somewhat. It did not help matters that much. An indication of how bad the conditions were proven by the fact that only eight female racers of 29 starters finished both runs complete without a disqualification for missing gates. Of the men only 21 of the S.S. racers finished both runs. The race was run in the steep lift trail under chair two halfway up the mountain. Despite the extremely difficult conditions the race was well run and drew praise from most of the competitors. The following are the results: Women's Slalom Tasgian, Anahid, ITA 81.20.575 West, Karyn, USA —1.30.429 Edelsbrunner, Barbi, AUL — 1.33.814 Nuria, ESP — 1.34.006 Termoupet, Pascale, FRA — 1 34.194 Barbazza, Rosella, ITA. — 1.34.708 Kantova.Vitezlava CSF —. 1.34.992 Grandjacques, Glaire, FRA — 1.39.880 Men's Slalom Derezinski, Roman, POL — 1.25.72 Kashiwagi, M. JPN —1.26.60 Thomas, Fabrice, FRA — 1.28.54 Schlegel, Michael, AUT — 1.29.49 Petri, Frederic, FRA — 1.29.49 Grob, Peter, SWISS —1.30.74 Poncet, Pierre FRA 1.29.96 Pazout, Mihoslav CZECH — 1.31.88 Wright, Wayne USA - 1.31.98 Plenty of FISU Left If Weather Permits By LAURA VISCOME It's four down and four to go in the day count for the 1972 Lake Placid Universiade, seventh biennial World University Winter Games of FISU. The Games began February 26 and wil| conclude March 5. "A smashing success to this point" is the way one foreign official described the competitions to date. Of the nearly 350 collegiate competitors 32 have already earned medals in mens, women's, pairs and dance figure skating, the nordic skiing events of the nordic combined, the men's 15 km. special cross-country race and the women's 5 km. race and the alpine skiing events of downhill and slalom. The tally of medals gives Russia the lead with 10, five gold, three silver and two bronze. The USA has seven, the Czechoslovakian and the French 3 each and the Canadians , Japanese and Austrians, one each. Five hockey games in the nine game round robin had been played as of Wednesday night. Added to the schedule has been a special figure skating exhibition by the remaining competitors who have not left for the World Championships. It will be held tonight (Thursday) at 8:30 p.m. in the Lake Placid Olympic Arena. Included in the proposed exhibition are the Russian team, the Czechoslovakians, the Americans, Austrians, the Italian man, the West Germans and the Japanese. Today's events were to begin with the first speed-skating races of the Games. Scheduled to start at 8 a.m. they included the men's 500 and 5,000 meter Olympic style competitons and the Women's 500 and 1500 meter events. There are approximately 30 speedskaters here to compete in the various events. At 9 a.m. the cross country relays were scheduled for Mt. Van Hoevenberg. The four-man men's team was to run 10 kilometers while the three- woman team was to run five kilometers. The final event of the day is the sixth hockey game of the tournament which will be played at Plattsburgh University's field house at 8 p.m. with Russia facing off with the United States team. Fridays schedule begins with the men's 1500 meter speed-skating and the women's 1,000 meter races at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m. on Whiteface Mountain more than 85 men alpine skiers, will race down the Thruway Trail in the final men's alpine event, the giant slalom. Hockey will return to Lake Placid at 8 p.m. when Canada and Russia meet in the Olympic Arena. The Russians have played Canada twice posting scores of 9-3 and 3-2. This Game should be one to see. Saturday booms with activity. The final figure skating events, the men's 10,000 meter and the women's 3,000 meter races are scheduled for an 8 a.m. start. At Mt. Van Hoevenburg's cross-country complex the men's 30 km and the women's 10 km race will finish the nordic cross-country events. Starting time is 9 a.m. Whiteface Mountain will host the last ladies' alpine event the Giant Slalom beginning at 10 a.m. It is also planned for the Thruway Trail. There are about 30 women entered. The long awaited special ski jumping championships will be held at 2 p.m. on the 65 meter Intervales Ski Jump. More than a dozen competitors, half of whom are Olympic and World competitors, will vie for the medals. Records should be broken here. The Canadian hockey team meets the United States sextet in the Olympic Arena at 8 p.m. in the final action of the day. Sunday's only sports action is the final hockey game of the FISU Games scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Plattsburgh Field House where Russia will meet the U.S.A. At 5 p. m. the Closing Ceremonies of the seventh World University Winter Games will be held in the Lake Placid Olympic.Arena. At this time the FISU flame will be extinguished, the FISU flag lowered and passed into the hands of the next host nation, Russia to be raised for the 1972 Summer University Games in Moscow. With the final medals awarded, the final speeches made and the competitors returning to the Lake Placid Clubhouse to pack for their long trips home, the 1972 Lake Placid Universiade will have become another page in the sports history of international collegiate competition. Perhaps and more important it may have begun an era of better understanding between the college age athletes of the world—tomorrow's leaders—for a better warld tomorrow." And that is what the Games are all about. U.S. Twins Finish 1 Second Apart in FISU X-Country LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Two American girls finished —less than a second apart in the women’s five-kilometer crosscountry race here, but that’s not so surprising—they are twins. Maryanne and Roxanne Van-Enkevort of Fairbanks, Alaska, are half of the U.S. women’s squad, for the cross-country events at the World University Winter Games. The girls, tall and with rust colored hair, are both 18 years old, and have been cross-country skiing, together, for four years. "We practiced together and tortured together. Everything," said Maryanne. or was it Roxanne, as they stood beside the cross-country course in the five-kilometer event. Twin like, they finished 10th and 11th out of 13 racers in the arduous race at nearby Mt. van Hoevenberg Tuesday. Had their time been any closer, it would have been a dead heat. Roxanne—“Maryanne and I, we don't know for sure but were probably not identical twins.” Maryanne—“We thought we were until three yews ago because we were a lot closer, but now we don’t know.” If they're not identical, they're close enough for the question to come up. Roxanne—“Today at the finish result, they said, ‘10th. Van-Enkevort; 11th, sister Van Enkevort,' so we had to go up and ask them which time was which.” Maryanne—“That’s the first time we’ve been this close this year. Last year we were a lot closer.” The girls are putting up with a lot of pain for their sport, which demands that they drive themselves relentlessly over courses of five to ten kilometers (3.1 and 6.2 miles) in competition and then train rigorously when they’re not racing. Roxanne—“You get to hurting pretty bad. On the uphills your leg muscles get so tight they just burn, and your lungs hurt.” The twins, freshmen at Alaska Methodist University in Anchorage, are half of the girls’ team here, but they’re only two-fifths of the cross-country skiers in the Van-Enkevort family. Maryanne—“We have a 15-year-old sister who’s almost as good as we are. so it’s always been the VanEnkevort sisters, you know, the three of us.” And behind Laurie, they said, are Vicki, 13, and Matthew, 11, both of them already in age group competition. Saranac Lake Adirondack Daily Enterprise Friday, March 3, 1972 THE BEGINNING AND THE END, TWO SECONDS ON THE CLOCK Russia Tops U.S. in FISU Hockey 8-3 By HOWARD RILEY PLATTSBURGH — The Russian National Hockey team slid past the United Stales National Hockey team 8 to 3 last night with 5 power play goals and a successful penalty shot. Lake Placid’s Len Williams was the hero of the U. S. team getting two of the three goals. The first period was even, hard-nosed hockey, with the United States putting tremendous pressure on the Russian goaler in the opening minutes of the period. Then with the Russian team getting two penalities within 5 seconds and playing two men down the U. S. team couldn’t make the power play click. The turnabout came two minutes later when Brown and Yetten of the U. S. team drew penalties close together (for holding the puck and tripping, the same infractions called on the Russians earlier) and U. S. goalie Scioletti made some great saves. Brown had just jumped back onto the ice when the Russians scored a little more than half-way through the period making it a 1-0 game. Scioletti made three seemingly impossible saves on the Russian sharpshooters in the last minute of the first period. Early in the second period Yetten picked up another of his four penalties of the evening, Before the Yetten penalty was up Brown and Lebedev were both put into the box for interference after some really heavy stick dueling in front of the U. S. net. The Russians scored their second goal at 2:40 into the period for a 2 to 0 lead. The pace picked up considerably after Williams scored on a pass from Brown five minutes into the period. Scioletti made many sensational saves minutes later as the U. S. successfully killed a penalty when Sheehan went off for charging. The Russians scored again just as Sheehan was ready to return to the ice making it 3 to 1 and two minutes later when Yetten went off for slashing the Russians made it 4-1. With 14 minutes gone in the period Brown was penalized for charging and the Russians on their fifth power play made it 5 to 1. The big Red team scored again with less than three minutes left ending the second period 6 to 1. The beautiful new State University 3500-seat arena was jammed and the enthusiastic crowd roared when the U.S. team was merely skating toward the opposing blue line. The highlight of the third period was a penalty shot score by the Russians after Yetten threw his stick to prevent a breakaway shot on goal by Bodounev. The goal came with 6 minutes left in the period. Ambis had scored for the U. S. team unassisted two minutes earlier. Williams scored his second goal of the game making it 8 to 3 with an assist from his Lake Placid teammate Jack Levitt with 2:16 left in the game. Sidelinkov had a game total of 20 saves and U. S. goaler Scioletti had 46. The Canadian National team meets the Russians at the Olympic Arena tonight at 8 and the U. S. and Canada play Saturday night, same time, same place. Russians and Temperatures Are the Talk of FISU Games LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The Soviet Union’s superb cross-country skiers, undaunted by thawing temperatures and slow, slushy courses, have won the men’s and women’s relays to continue their dominance of the cross-country events at the World University Winter Games. The Russians’ unsurprising victories Thursday left them safely ahead of the United States 12-10 in the medal competition as the games entered their final three days. But the talk of this Adirondack resort village was the freakish unseasonable weather - it rose to 58 degrees in the afternoon - that forced the postponement of the speed-skating races Thursday and spawned speculation that some events might have to be cancelled as the games' closing approached. Officials rescheduled four speed-skting races to be run along with two races already scheduled for today, with a promise from the weatherman that overnight temperatures would dip below Zero. The Russian hockey team continued its winning ways Thursday night, laying it on a winless U.S. squad 8-3. The Americans played the Russians evenly for two periods - the first and third, but were mauled in the second when the Soviet Union scored five goals to one for the United States. The Russians coasted to the gold medal in the 40-kilometer relay on the sun-softened Mt. van Hoeventoerg course. Anchorman Fedor Shimashov, an Olympic silver medalist, crossed the line more than 6 minutes ahead of the second-place Japanese. An unexpectedly strong U.S. team took the bronze. American anchorman Gene Morgan put on a strong rush on the last leg, making up a full minute’s lag, but fell 15 seconds short of the final Japanese skier, Kenzo Kida. "I was right behind him and he turned around and looked at me,” an exhausted Morgan said after the race. "I saw him raise his eyebrows and then he turned around and ran like hell." The finish in the women’s 15- kilometer relay was even more dramatic. Olympic gold-medal winner Lubov Koukhachava skied a swift final lap to catch and pass the leading Polish team. The American team’s third-place finish in the women’s race was anticlimactic - there were only three teams entered. The Russian girls’ first two laps were run by Nine Selanina and Olga Olga Rokka. The combined time was 1 hour, 1 minute, 22.90 seconds. The Polish girls -Zofia Majerczyk, Krystyna Turowska. and Bogumila Trzebunia - finished 19 seconds behind. The American team, which crossed the line about three minutes later, was made up of Maryame Van Enkevort, Margie Mahoney and Barbara Britch, all of Alaska Methodist University in Anchorage. The Russian men - Nikolai Emelin, Sergej Saveliev. Ivan Pronin and Sinashev - finished in a total time of 2 hours, 32:54.96. The Japanese silver medalists - Kunio Shibata, Tomio Okamura, Koji Shinuzu, and Kida finished about 6 1/2 minutes back. Morgan and his American teammates Ronnie Yeager of the University of Colorado, Larry Martin at Fort Lewis College and Joe McNulty of Middlebury College beat Switzerland, Austria, Canada and Spain for the bronze. The German team failed to finish after Gerhard Kraus became ill on the third leg and dropped out. The Russian hockey triumph Thursday night assured them of at least a tie for the gold medal in the three-team event. The Russians are undefeated after four games, while the Canadiens stand at 2-2. Over the next three days the two teams play each other again and each faces the winless Americans once more. FISU Summaries LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Thursday’s World University Games summaries: Nordic Women’s Women’s eross-country relay, 3x5 kilometers—1, Soviet Union (Nina Selunina, Olga Rokko, Lubov Moukhacheva; 1:01:22.90. 2, Poland (Zofia Majerczyk, Nrystyna Turowska, Trzebunia Bogumile) 1:01:41.19. 3, United States (Maryanne Van Enkevort, Margie Mahoney, Barbara Britch) 1:04:27.89. Men’s cross-country relay, 4 x 10 kilometers—1, Soviet Union—Nikolai Emelin, Sergei Saveliev, Ivan Pronin, Fedor Simashev) 2:32:54.96. 2, Japan (Kunio Shibata, Tomio Okamura, Koji Shimuzu, Kenzo Kida) 2:39:15.60. 3, United States (Ronnie Yeager, Larry Martin, Joe McNulty, Geqe Morgan) 2:39:30.71. 4, Switzerland (Kaspar Egger, Pascal Gertach, Urs Rohner, Ueli Wenger) 2:48:00.63. 5, Austria (Durt Matz, Werner Krischan Anton Vogel, D. Albl) 2:51:21.38. 6, Canada (Darrell Frank, Don Gardner, Larry Mason, Lorne Luhta) FISU Schedule LAKE PLACID. N.Y. (AP) - Here are the schedules for the next two days’ events at the seventh biennial World University Games: Friday 8 a.m.—Men’s speed skating, 1,500 kilometers, Lake Placid Olympic Stadium. 8 a.m.—Women’s speed-skating, 1,000 km. Olympic Stadium. 10 a.m.—Men’s giant slalom, Whiteface Mountain. 8 p.m.—Hockey, Canada vs. Russia, Lake Placid. Saturday 8 a.m.—Men’s speed-skating, 10,000 km, Olympic Stadium. 8 a.m.—Women’,, speed-skating. 3,000 km, Olympic Stadium. 9 a.m.—Men’s cross-country, 30 km. Mt. van Hoeveriberg. 9 a.m.—Women's cross-country, 10 km, Mt. van Hoeven-berg. 10 a.m.—Women’s giant slalom, Whiteface Mountain. 2 p.m.—Special 70-meter jumps, Intervale. 8 p.m.—Hockey, Canada vs. United States, Lake Placid. Adirondack Daily Enterprise Monday, March 6, 1972 FISU Games End 9 Days of Competition LAKE PLACID — The official FISU flag left here yesterday afternoon as Dr. Primo Nebiola head of the international FISU organization formally declared the games closed at a ceremony in the Olympic Arena. The seventh World University Winter Games concluded nine days of competition between top collegiate athletes from 23 countries. During the games, Russian victories were as predictable as the weather was unpredictable. Russia won the medal race easily with a total of 30-14 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze. The United States had 13 medals, three gold, three silvers, and seven bronze. The flag was presented to the head of the Russian delegation, who will take it to Moscow where the 1973 FISU summer games will be held. In a short speech, Lake Placid Universiade president Ron MacKenzie said that the games held here had accomplished several things, one of which was the development of greater friendship between nations. McKenzie expressed his gratitude to all who had assisted. After passing the flag, Dr. Nebiola made a similar speech, saying that it was “with great sadness that we say goodbye to Lake Placid.” As part of the closing ceremonies the flags of all 23 participating countries were lined up along the side of the Arena with small torches placed next to them. For a final touch the competitors from each country walked by their flags, extinguished their torches then carried their flags out of the Arena. The last flag to leave was that of the United States. The scapegoat of the games was New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, who was roundly criticized by game officials for his failure to appear at either the opening or closing ceremonies at Lake Placid. Rockefeller later invited officials and athletes to Albany for a reception, but the offer was declined. The games, sponsored by the International Federation of University Sports, ended with a splash Saturday night. Some of the athletes turned on a fire hose during a farewell party in the Auditorium of the Lake Placid Club. The Last Word LAKE PLACID - Five typewriters rented to the FISU committee by John Munn of Saranac Lake were stolen from the press room located in the music room at the Lake Placid Club house between 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, the Lake Placid Village Police reported today. Hockey Series Ends, Russians Win 5, Tie 1 By SUSY DOOLITTLE Friday night was the last chance the Canadians had to beat the Russran squad in hockey at the FiSU games. The Russians didn't lose Friday night, but they didn't win either. In the most exciting game of the series the Russians and Canadians played to a 4-4 tie. There was a large, noisy section of red j a c k e t e d Canadian fans, who had come io the arena equipped with institutional size tin-cans on which they beat rhythmically throughout the game. Across the ice from them was a R u s s i a n cheering section, waving a large sign which no one in the area was able to read. The Canadians and Russians came out skating hard and fast and kept each other busy till the Canadians broke through to score at 12:15. This was the only score of the first period. The second period was notable for its penalties, 10 in all. It ended with Canada still leading 2-1. Midway into the 2nd period Canada mounted an effective power play and smashed one into the goal from 10 feet out. With 5 minutes in the period to go, the Russians returned the compliment with their own power-play goal, that hit the cross bar and bounced in. Five Russians spent time in the penalty box in this period, and what looked like iron men out on the ice, turned up in the penalty box, looking pretty like any other collegian, with a very short hair cut. The third period started with the Canadians a man down and the Russians one goal down, too good a chance to miss. Forty four seconds into the period the Russians tied it up. showing that they know how to come from behind. The Russians scored again before the teams changed ends midway through the third period on another power play. Around the arena were murmurs to the effect that the Canadians were too tired now, that it was all downhill from now on and some spectators were even beginning to leave. The score had gone from Canadians 2, Russians nothing to Russia 3. Canada 2. After the end change the Canadian goalie stopped a hard shot on goal on his windpipe and was flat out on the ice for about 30 seconds. You could see a large red mark on his throat when he skated to the bench but after a drink and a rub with a towel, he was back on the ice to thunderous applause. A minute later he missed a body catch and the puck bomced off him and into the goal putting the Russians ahead 4-2. The crowd was muttering, "the Canadians are too tired, they just can't do it now," but a minute later demonstrating that old adage, if at first you don't succeed, the Canadians got it in on the third rebound. Now it was 4-3. During the last 2 minutes, there was a lot of nervous jumping around in the stands as everyone waited to see when the Canadian Goalie would be pulled. With 40 seconds to go, the Canadians mounted a strong attack on the Russian goal, got their goalie off the ice, and another forward came on. There was a face-off. in the Russian zone and with 6 seconds on the clock the Canadians tied it all up. The cheering section let loose with a barrage of tin cans, that effectively stopped play til the ice was cleared, the goalie came back in and the last 6 seconds were played out in mid ice. The Canadian T.V. crew who was filming the game are said to have run out of film with 10 seconds on the clock. If so they missed the best part of the game and the highlight of the scenes. The Saturday night game between the Canadian National team and the United States National team offered little excitement to the hockey fans who again jammed the Olympic arena. Canada won 8 to 1. The first period was the best of the game with the Canadians scoring only once. The Americans had the pressure on the Canadian goalie throughout the first period but to no avail. The lone U. S. goal was made by Lake Placid's Len Williams at 10:01 in the second period with assists from Marchetti and Brown. The Canadians scored four goals in the second period and three in the final period. U. S. Goalie Sciolette had a game total of 48 saves, Richardson for Canada had 31. The Russians beat the U. S. 4 to 1 in Plattsburgh Sunday afternoon. Poland, Russia and Japan Dominate Final Ski Events LAKE PLACID — Polish, Japanese and Russian Skiers dominated the final skiing events of the World University Games here over the weekend. Jan Bachleda, 20 year old son of concert violinist in Poland, won the first gold medal for his country by hanging on to a first run lead. His combined time was 3.14 minutes. In the ladies giant slalom held Saturday on a 51-gate, nearly mile-long, course Franziaka Friedel of West Germany took first place with a time of 1.25 minutes, more than a full second in front of Pam Reed of the United States. Pam is a stude.it at Middlebury College in Vermont. Miss Passcale Tremoulet of France placed third. In the special jumping Hideki Nakamo of Japan took first place in the special jumping. Last week he won the combined jumping event on the Intervale hill. After a mid-week thaw the weather turned cold Friday and conditions were generally good for the weekend events. Four Russians finished in the first six places of Saturday's 30-kilometer cross-country event at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Gold and silver medals went to Fedor Simashov and Nikolai Emelin of the Soviet Union. Switzerland's Ueli Wenger took the bronze. Simashov's time was 34.31.12 minutes. The women's 10-kilometer run was won by Ludmilla Mukhacheva, U.S.S.R., with 34.56.15 minutes. Her teammate, Nina Selunina, places second, with 35.16.43 Bronze medalist was Wladyslawa Majerczyk, of Poland, with 36.26.22. Down on Whiteface, the final run of the men's giant slalom was held Saturday. Weather was sunny, with temperatures hovering around 10-12 degrees. The skiers ran a 67-gate course stretching 5000 feet over a drop of about 1500 feet. Poland took the gold medal in this event. Eric Stahl, of France, and Karyn West, of the U. S. team, were the gold medalists in the men's and women's Alpine combined. Winning the silver and bronze medals in the men's combined were two Austrians: Hans Tesar and Michael Schlegel. Anahid Tasgian, of Italy, and B a r b e l Edelsbrunner, Austria, took second and third places in the women's combined. U.S.S.R., Netherlands, Norway, South Korea Cop Skate Medals LAKE PLACID — The U.S.S.R., The Netherlands, Norway and The Republic of South Korea shared top honors in the FISU speed-skating events held here Friday evening and Saturday morning. The races had been scheduled to begin Thursday morning, but a thaw set in and turned the Olympic Stadium ice into a lake of slush. After gallant efforts by the Stadium maintenance crew to remove seven inches of snow that fell atop the slush, Thursday night, the Stadium was ready for use late Friday. Temperatures during most of the races were at or below zero. The first event, a women 500-meter run, was won by Titiana Averina, U.S.S.R., with a time of 48.5 seconds. Choi J u n g - H e e , of S. Korea, was second with 49.1. Third place went to Natalie Solbatova, U.S.S.R., with 50.4. Jenny Walsh who had won a gold medal for figure skating, interestingly enough, competed in this event, and she finished sixth in a field of seven, with a time of 57.2 seconds. She is primarily an indoor skater, which to some extent, conditioned her performance. In the women's 1000-meter race, the U.S.S.R., Natalie Solbatova placed first, with a time of 1:39.2 minutes. Chun Sun Ok, South Korea, finished second, with a time of 1.41.5 Third place went to Tatiana Gorobetz, U.S.S.R. with 1.42.6. The men's 500 - meter event was run with, a field of 21 competitors. A tie for the gold medal — the only one of the games—developed between Ole Iverson, of Norway, and J. Valentijn, of The Netherlands. Both posted a time of 42.8 seconds. Third place also went of Norway, and was taken by Per Bjorang, with 42.9 seconds. In the men's 3000-meter race, originally slated as a 5000- meter event, Harn Kuipers, The Netherlands, took the gold medal, with a time of 4.48.2 minutes. Valery Lavrouchkin, U. S. S. R., took the silver, with 4.50.4. A1 e x a n d r e Chekulaev, another Russian, was the bronze medalist, with a time of 4.57.1. The men's 1500-meter race was won by Lavrouchkia, with a winning time of 2.13.5 minutes. Kuipers skated off with a silver medal , with 2.14.0. Third place went to another Netherlander, R . Nooitgedagt, with 2.16.9. A 5000-meter men's race, previously listed as a 10,000- meter event, was held Saturday and was won by Kuipers of The Netherlands. He took his second gold medal with a time of 8:05 minutes. The silver medalist was Russia's Lavrouchkin, with 8.09.2 minutes. His teammates Chekulaev took the bronze with 8.14.3 minutes. Natalie Solbatova, U.S.S.R., won the 3000-meter women's event, originally scheduled as a 5000-meter race. Her time of 5.26.5 minutes was worth a gold medal. A time of 5.30.1 minutes won Russia's Tatiana Goreehetz a silver medal. Third place was taken by South Korea's Choi Jung-Hee, with 5.35.8 minutes. The longer events were shortened because of the fatigue factor: Skaters would have had to compete in different races within only 15 hours or two days of skating. All races were run Olympic fashion - skaters in pairs.
  6. Hi! Thought you would like to know that the Pan American Sports Organization has posted .pdf files of all of the Pan American Games official reports and official results on its website: First, here is the link to the page for the official reports. Scroll down and you will see the official poster/logo for each edition of the Pan American Games from Buenos Aires 1951 to Lima 2019. Below each is a link or links to pdf files of the reports. Note that some are in Spanish only and some are bilingual. https://www.panamsports.net/sports-events/other-events/#filters Also, on a separate page is pdf files of the official results of each sport at the 2019 Lima games. https://www.panamsports.net/lima-2019-results/ I, too, love collecting and reading the official reports, especially the earlier ones. They are so full of interesting information, rare photos, and statistics, many of which you can't find anywhere else. I've been researching the Pan American Games for over 20 years (and been a fan of them for over 30), and knew these reports existed, but were basically inaccessible to me, and I was absolutely thrilled when I discovered the pdfs on PASO's website. I wish OCA and CGF would follow PASO's lead and post digital pdfs of the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games official reports on their websites. I would love to see those.
  7. FINALLY! A Great Find on YouTube! From Argentine TV - The entire 30+ minute protocol segment from the 1995 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony in Mar del Plata. (And in decent quality too!) The raising of the Olympic and PASO Flags, the speeches, the official opening, the passing of the official PASO flag from Havana to Mar del Plata and the lighting of the flame. You can hear the stadium PA announcer introduce the athletes oath just before the video ends. Now if the uploader had just refrained from putting his name on the top left of the picture...(lol)
  8. Home Movie Footage of the Opening Ceremony of the 1983 National Sports Festival (U.S. Olympic Festival) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Enjoy!
  9. Someone recently uploaded the complete CBS Sports coverage of the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, hosted by Al Trautwig. The four telecasts are combined in one long video and are out of order, so I've listed the start time for each telecast below so you watch them in order. Be aware the video quality varies. Enjoy! 0:00:00 Telecast 4 Sunday August 25 -- 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET CBS Highlights 0:57:52 Telecast 1 Saturday August 17 -- 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET CBS Opening Ceremony 1:54:58 Telecast 2 Sunday August 18 -- 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET CBS Swimming Track & Field 2:52:56 Telecast 3 Saturday August 24 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET CBS Highlights 3:49:08 Telecast 4 again (poorer quality) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3iIwfatqVw
  10. FINALLY! The complete opening and closing ceremonies of the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul! Enjoy!
  11. BBC coverage of the closing ceremony of the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria: Also BBC coverage of the 1986 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in 6 parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK0yGgGRq_4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMTcgZeWfes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RpIFrC9lMw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPVYqSS9isQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5EFA4FGr8M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wSNrMkCdGU
  12. I've been looking for something like this for a long time: An hour long commemorative tape by Buffalo's Channel 4 of highlights of the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo. There are some 15 minutes of terrific highlights of the Opening Ceremony at Rich Stadium on this as well as some footage of the Closing Ceremony as well. Enjoy! I also found the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  13. There was a question about the Olympic Flag being missing during the Opening Ceremony of the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games. Apparently it was another blooper. According to comments on the Totallympics message board during their live chat of the opening ceremony - comments were made about a commontion in the background and one of the flagpoles looking like it was wobbling and might fall. I didn't notice it might self, but maybe ESPN was in commercial at the time. But, it would explain why the Olympic Flag was not brought out. Officials might have decided not to take a chance on raising it if the pole was not sturdy enough. Obviously they later fixed the issues with the pole as the Olympic Flag was flying during the closing ceremony.
  14. Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2007 Pan American Games. The protocol and handover segments are missing, but are available elsewhere on youtube. The sound also cuts out a couple times. Enjoy!
  15. Clip from Argentine TV broadcast of the 1995 Pan Am Games opening ceremony showing the arrival of the torch and lighting of the Pan Am Flame by Nora Alicia Vega:
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