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SNTV Olympics Ceremony
Title:
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Summary: Signing ceremony to mark one year to Torino 2006
Story No: S00604
Source: SNTV
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 16/02/2005 19:43 PM
People: Jacques Rogge , Juan Antonio Samaranch
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IOC President Jacques Rogge marked the milestone of a year to go until the Torino Winter Olympics by signing personal invitations to the event on Thursday (10th February).

In a special ceremony in Turin, Rogge expressed his confidence that the athletes taking part would have a 'fantastic games'.

Around 2,500 competitors from a record 80 nations are expected to take part next year.

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The milestone of a year to go until the Torino Winter Games was marked at a special ceremony in Turin on Thursday (10th February).

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge was joined at the event by numerous dignitaries, including the IOC Honorary President for life, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

It was indeed one of the Spaniard's final acts in presidential office to announce the award of the games to the Italian city situated on the edge of the Alps.

Rogge himself recognised that fact - as well as stressing the intrinsic preparation that has gone on over the past five years to reach the point where they are now:

SOUNDBITE: (English and French)

"This is a very important day. The games have indeed begun on the 19th of June '99 when the International Olympic Committee announced to the words of President Juan Antonio Samaranch that the Olympic Games would be awarded to Torino and that was the real beginning of the games. The Organising Committee, athletes focussed on this special day of 10th February 2006."

SUPERCAPTION: Jacques Rogge.

Turin has had it's fair share of problems - housing, transportation but particularly financial.

A 150 million euros budget shortfall has apparently been met by the Italian government - leaving the organising committee a free run in the final stages:

SOUNDBITE: (English)

"We are now entering in the last stretch and the last stretch is always a sprint, an acceleration but I would like to express my confidence in TOROC, my confidence in the Torino games and I am quite sure that the Olympics Committees that are here in this room share my feelings that their athletes will have a fantastic games. Thank you very much."

SUPERCAPTION: Jacques Rogge.

Rogge marked the day by issuing the first Olympic invitations to the national Olympic committees of San Marino, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Invitations to the other Olympics committees were sent out later from IOC headquarters in Lausanne.

Torino 2006 will be the first winter Olympics in Italy since Cortina D'Ampezzo in 1956.

SHOTLIST: Lingotto, Turin, Italy - 10th February 2005

1. 00:00 - Wide shot of delegates walking in

2. 00:09 - Close up of IOC President Jacques Rogge

3. 00:17 - Close up of IOC Life President Juan Antonio Samaranch

4. 00:22 - Cutaway of photographers

5. 00:27 - Wide shot of conference

6. 00:30 - SOUNDBITE: (English and French), Jacques Rogge

7. 01:21 - Wide pan of room

8. 01:26 - SOUNDBITE: (english), Jacques Rogge

9. 01:47 - Various of signing ceremony

10. 01:55 - Juan Antonio Samaranch, TOROC President Valentino Castellini, Jacques Rogge and Italian Undersecretary of State for Culture Mario Pescante pose for photographs

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Subjects: 2006 Turin Olympic Games , Winter Olympic games , Olympic games , Sports governance , Events , Sports
People: Jacques Rogge , Juan Antonio Samaranch
Organisations: Italy Olympic Team, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Turin , Piedmont , Italy
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Italy Olympics 3
Title:
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Summary: Final preparations underway in Turin ahead of Winter Olympics
Story No: 474569
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 06/02/2006 10:44 AM
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SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot Turin skyline

2. Police helicopter flying overhead

3. Close up Mole Adriana Tower

4. Pan from Madama Palace to Medals Plaza stage in Castello square (where athletes will receive prizes)

5. Various workers preparing stage

6. Wide shot stage and maxiscreen

7. Wide shot Mater Dei Church

8. Various shots of people walking in Vittorio Veneto square

9. Police guarding square

10. Sign reading "Torino 2006"

11. Wide interior Olympic media centre press room

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Giselle Davies, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Communications Director:

"Certainly as President Rogge said himself on arrival yesterday, the IOC is very much excited and looking forward to the games in just a few days time. It's very much the final preparations taking place literally as we speak, and there's confidence that we will enjoy excellent games here in Turin."

13. Flags

14. Various exterior shots Olympic Stadium

15. Close up where Olympic flame will burn

16. Wide shot bridge between Olympic village and Media Centre

17. Olympic flag

18. Wide shot Olympic village

STORYLINE:

Final preparations for the Winter Olympics continued in Turin, Italy on Sunday, with workers adding the finishing touches to the medals stage.

The games start on Friday and finish on February 26.

Giselle Davies, the communications director of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) said on Sunday the committee was excited about the games drawing nearer and believed they would be a success.

"There's confidence that we will enjoy excellent games here in Turin," she told journalists.

Her comments came as demonstrators over a proposed high-speed rail link, caused the path of the Olympic flame to be diverted.

Police said protesters had unsuccessfully tried to extinguish the flame with a protest banner.

Residents and environmentalists in Susa Valley have been protesting for months over plans to build the rail link between Turin and Lyon, France.

The Winter Olympics were first held in the French alp city of Chamonix in 1924, even though the first winter sport, figure skating, was included in the 1908 Olympics.

Nearly 300 athletes from 16 nations took part in 1924, but since then the games has grown.

This year, about 2,500 athletes will compete under 85 different flags, in fifteen different disciplines.

They are Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Nordic Combined, Curling, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Ski Jumping, Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Luge and Snowboard

The Winter and Summer Olympics alternate on a two year cycle.

The next Summer Games are being held in Beijing in 2008.

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Subjects: Winter Olympic games , 2006 Turin Olympic Games , Skating , Olympic games , Summer Olympic games , Figure skating , Sports governance , Events , Sports
Organisations: France Olympic Team, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Turin , Italy
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Italy Turin
Title:
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Summary: Lighting of the Olympic flame for Winter Games
Story No: 474942
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 10/02/2006 02:29 AM
People: Sergio Chiamparino
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SHOTLIST:

1. Various of Turin skyline

2. Olympic flame being carried out of Turin Polytechnic University

3. Various of crowd cheering as flame passes

4. People on apartment balcony looking down as flame passes

5. Various shots of flame being passed from torch to torch and runner to runner

6. Various of crowd cheering as flame passes

7. Man holding sign reading: "No TAV" (TAV is a high speed train that may soon run in the nearby Susa Valley. Its development is not related directly to the Olympic games)

8. Various shots of anti-globalisation protesters gathered along the initial torch route. The route was diverted to avoid the demonstration

9. People standing in front of banner reading "ILLUSION 2006," in protest of recent legislation which removes any distinction between illegal drugs

10. Various of demonstrators

11. Wide tilt down from Fiat building to people cheering along torch route

12. Sign held by Fiat worker who was made redundant after the company suffered economically saying they want their jobs back

13. Various of retired Ukrainian pole vault world record holder Sergei Bubka taking torch

14. Two Russian athletes watching (in red)

15. SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Voxpop, Francisco (only name given), spectator from Southern Italy:

"I was very excited to see so many happy people here to celebrate this great, global event."

16. Various of Bubka carrying torch

17. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Voxpop, Olga (only name given), Spectator from Turin:

"It was amazing. I am very happy that everything went okay."

18. Various of audience gathered in Turin's Palazzo Di Citta for the lighting ceremony

19. Former Italian Olympic runner Livio Berruti lighting torch with Turin Mayor Sergio Chiamparino

20. Wide of ceremony

21. People watching ceremony from apartment window

22. Torch burning as confetti falls around it

23. Child on man's back in audience

24. Wide of various officials lined up on stage

25. Wide of ceremony

STORYLINE:

The Olympic torch was diverted on Thursday on its first day through the streets of Turin Italy because authorities feared protests along the route could turn violent.

Police recommended a new route for the torch for the third time in a week to avoid a demonstration in a square near Turin's central station, said an official overseeing the relay.

According to organisers, all planned torchbearers ran their section on the new route and thousands of Turin residents gathered along the streets to give the Olympic flame a warm reception.

The torch is scheduled to wind its way through the city until it is used to light the cauldron at Turin's Olympic stadium during Friday's opening ceremony.

Torchbearers for a section in the northern Susa Valley were forced to change their route on Sunday after they were surrounded by protesters who unsuccessfully tried to extinguish the flame with a banner.

Residents and environmentalists in the valley - which is hosting Olympic events - have been protesting for months against plans to build a high-speed rail link between Turin and Lyon, France.

These were only the latest of dozens of protests during the torch's 64-day trek across Italy.

At its session in Turin on Thursday, the International Olympic Committee briefly raised the issue of protests against the torch relay.

One member suggested the IOC should examine whether commercialisation or other factors were responsible for making the relay a target.

The flame did eventually make its way to Turin's Palazzo Di Citta, where an eager crowd watched as the torch was lit to hold the flame overnight.

Former Italian Olympic runner Livio Berruti did the actual lighting alongside Turin's Mayor, Sergio Chiamparino.

Keyword-winter olympics Turin

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Subjects: Sports , Winter Olympic games , 2006 Turin Olympic Games , Olympic torch relay , Olympic games , Events
People: Sergio Chiamparino
Organisations: Ukraine Olympic Team, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Turin , Italy
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Italy Torch
Title:
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Summary: Opening day of Winter Games, torch being carried, security
Story No: 475023
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 10/02/2006 21:21 PM
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1. Performers for the Olympic Games opening ceremony queuing outside the Olympic Stadium

2. Mid of "Torino 2006" banners outside stadium

3. Wide of banners, stadium

4. Mid of Carabinieri (Italian military police) with anti-riot shields

5. Performers queuing outside stadium

6. Banner reading "Access Control Point"

7. Performers queuing outside stadium

8. Mid of Carabinieri

9. Various exteriors of stadium

10. Various of Police cars

11. Various of people cheering

12. Mid of Italian TV presenter Alessandro Cecchi Paone holding the Olympic torch

13. Police motorbikes, cars

14. Mid of man in a wheelchair carrying the torch

15. Mid of man in wheelchair and Paone holding torch

16. Close up children with flags

17. Paone walking, holding torch

18. SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Torchbearer (NAME NOT AVAILABLE):

"It has been so exciting, a feeling I can't describe, it's something I will carry in my heart all life long."

19. Mid of torchbearer among other people

STORYLINE:

As organisers prepared and performers waited outside the Olympic stadium for Friday night's opening ceremony in Turin, Italy, tight security surrounded the venue for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

The torch carrying the Olympic flame continued its path through the city, along streets packed with cheering sports fans.

Italy's Interior Minister said on Friday that there was no indication that international terrorist groups were threatening the games in Turin.

But, speaking in Rome hours before the opening ceremony, he added that an individual, improvised attack could not be ruled out given heightened tensions in the Muslim world over caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

He had said earlier in the week that the biggest threat to the games was from anarchists and anti-globalisation protesters seeking international attention, rather than Islamic terrorists.

Keyword-winter olympics Turin

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Subjects: Olympic torch relay , Olympic opening ceremonies , Winter Olympic games , 2006 Turin Olympic Games , Olympic games , Events , Sports
Organisations: Italian armed forces, Italy government
Locations: Turin , Piedmont , Italy
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Italy Olympics
Title:
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Summary: Winter Games attract thousands of tourists
Story No: 475438
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 15/02/2006 17:56 PM
People: Bode Miller , Ted Ligety
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1. Wide shot Sestriere Olympic village, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, cable car (gondola) going past

2. Mid shot international flags

3. Volunteers and Alpine Italian soldiers in front of Sestriere race venue

4. Italian soldiers, alpine special corps in front of Olympic flag

5. AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) surveillance plane and Italian air force planes patrolling the sky

6. Olympic banners reading Turin 2006

7. Various of empty ski runs

8. Workers smoothing ski run

9. Various of people in ski lifts

10. Spectators queuing at venue security gates with flags and Olympics gadgets

11. Spectators walking through security gates

12. Various spectators

13. Various of Red sunset behind Alps mountains

14. Down-hill tracks by night

15. Spectators who didn't find tickets looking at the race from outside the venue

16. Fans at downhill skiing arrival area

17. SOUNDBITE (English) John and Gloria, tourists from Tucson, Arizona, US:

"We appreciated all the security people, they made it safe and very nice. We can just relax and have fun."

18. Fireworks

19. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop, Anders (only name given), tourist from the US:

"He (Bode Miller) skied well, sure he skied well, but rules are rules and you can't ski out of it and I guess he straddled it. It's too bad, pretty bummed about it. There are lot of more events. I think he will come back and he will show his true form again. We were excited to see it".

20. US ski team house

21. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop, tourist (no name given):

"We didn't know how he (Ted Ligety) would wind up. His parents were behind, sitting there. When they saw him coming first, they just were amazed. It was beautiful, they were so proud. And than when he won the gold his mother and dad, they just hugged and kissed. It was fantastic".

22. Spectators leaving Sestriere venue

STORYLINE

Thousands of tourists are flocking to villages and towns around Turin, Italy, host of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

Villages like Sestriere are enjoying a huge influx of visitors from around the world, eager to see their fellow nationals compete.

The little resort built by Agnelli family, founder of Italian Fiat car company in 1932, the Alpine village is the centre for many of the most important competitions of the Winter Games, including the super-G, special slalom, giant slalom and freestyle.

Shuttle buses continuously transported journalists, spectators and Olympic volunteers from the valley town of Cesana to the race venue 2,035 metres (6,677 feet) high.

A strong presence of police, military forces and volunteer security staffers made the venue, 105 kilometres (66 miles) east from Turin, safe for athletes and their fans.

"We appreciated all the security people, they made it safe and very nice. We can just relax and have fun," said one visitor from Arizona, US.

On Tuesday Sestriere played host to one of the most exciting race in the games so far - the men's combined alpine skiing.

The expected performance of the the maverick American down-hill star, Bode Miller, brought many spectators to the stands.

Miller caused controversy last month by admitting to having competed while drunk.

But surprisingly, Ted Ligety, almost unknown to global audience, won the gold medal, while Miller was disqualified on the first run of combined slalom.

One man who watched the race described how he watched Ligety's parents react when he won the gold.

"They just hugged and kissed. It was fantastic," he said.

On Wednesday the crowds will be out again in force to cheer on the women downhillers as they return to the slopes at Sestriere to compete for Olympic gold.

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Subjects: 2006 Turin Olympic Games , Women's sports , Winter Olympic games , Travel , Olympic games , Events , Sports , Lifestyle
People: Bode Miller , Ted Ligety
Organisations: Italy Olympic Team, Italian armed forces, Italy government
Locations: Sestriere , Italy
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SNTV  Olympics Skating
Title:
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Summary: US short track speed skaters discuss medal hopes
Story No: S01021
Source: SNTV
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 16/02/2006 16:53 PM
People: Apolo Anton Ohno , Allison Baver
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The United States Short Track Speeding Team said on Wednesday (8th February) that they were confident of getting medals at the Winter Olympics in Turin.

Star staker Apolo Ohno is also looking forward to a games without the controversy he suffered on his way to winning gold in the 1500 metres in Salt Lake City four years ago.

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The United States Short Track Speed Skating team has high hopes in Turin.

With five men and five women in the team, they are predicting medal success

in the Italian city.

Certainly their major player is Apolo Ohno.

He won two medals in Salt Lake City four years ago at the last Winter

Olympics.

The 23-year old won silver in the 1000 metres, and controversially gold in

the 1500 metres.

The latter was disputed - South Korea's Kim Dong-sung won the race, but Ohno was declared the winner when the referee ruled that Kim had used an illegal block to stay in front.

The American hopes these Games will be less eventful in that sense.

SOUNDBITE: (English)

"In skating you know we want to be able to get on the ice, compete our best, go back look at it and be satisfied. We have all watched the tape many many

times, we have all seen everything that happened so that experience for me in 2002 was very powerful."

SUPER CAPTION: Apolo Ohno, double Olympic medallist

The men's team in particular in Turin is looking strong.

Ohno knows the pressure is on him to perform - but he says as long as he can

beat his biggest enemy he reckons he will be fine:

SOUNDBITE: (English)

"If I cant beat my own fears and my own distractions then I can't get on that line so for me, beating myself and confronting my own fears, the obstacles I put in front of myself, if I can do that then I will be happy."

SUPER CAPTION: Apolo Ohno, double Olympic medallist

Ohno is not the only one who could medal at this year's games.

Rusty Smith won bronze at the 2002 Games in the 500 metres and is hoping to do even better this time around.

He will be competing in the 1000 metres and the 5000 metres relay in Turin and he knows his rivals could be anyone.

SOUNDBITE: (English)

"Short track is a funny sport like that. Anyone could be your rival. It

could be the last guy, to the best guy to the worst guy, you never really

know. The Chinese are really good, Koreans, Canadians, being in Italy you

can never count out the Italians so it will be fun."

SUPER CAPTION: Rusty Smith, US Short Track Speed Skater

The five women in the team are also aiming high.

Allison Baver will be competing at her first Olympics in the 500 metres,

1500 metres and 3000 metres relay.

She recognises that the men get more media attention but doesn't think they

get too much.

SOUNDBITE: (English)

"No I don't think so. The boys deserve attention, they do well."

SUPER CAPTION: Allison Baver, US Short Track Speed Skater

The Olympic short track events in Turin commence on Sunday with the men's

and ladies heats.

SHOT LIST: Turin, Italy. 8 February 2006

1. 00:00 Mid shot of Ohno walking in to press conference

2. 00:10 Ohno seen through camera lens

3. 00:14 Mid shot Ohno surrounded by journalists

4. 00:20 SOUNDBITE: (English) Apolo Ohno, US Short Track Speed Skater

5. 00:36 Back view of Ohno while being interviewed

6. 00:40 Close up back view of Ohno

7. 00:50 SOUNDBITE: (English) Apolo Ohno, US Short Track Speed Skater

8. 01:05 Mid shot Ohno surrounded by press

9. 01:11 SOUNDBITE: (English) Rusty Smith, US Short Track Speed Skater

10. 01:27 Cutaway of speed skater Kepka being interviewed

11. 01:31 Wide of press conference room

12. 01:36 Close up of team member

13. 01:43 SOUNDBITE: (English) Allison Baver, US Short Track Speed Skater

14. 01:52 Pan from camera to press conference

15. 01:57 Mid shot of Ohno, pan to photographer

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Italy Olympics
Title:
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Summary: Winter Games' final presser
Story No: 476508
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 26/02/2006 19:36 PM
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SHOTLIST:

1. Wide Turin Olympic stadium

2. Long shot Olympic flame

3. People walking along Olympic village street

4. Security gates at Olympic stadium

5. Close-up Olympic flame

6. Jacque Rogge (President of International Olympic Committee) and Valentino Castellani (President of Turin Olympic Committee) entering press room at main media centre Lingottto, Turin

7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacque Rogge, President of International Olympic Committee:

"(We had) the best ever quality of the sports infrastructure, and I think this is the most important aspect in the games. Security worked extremely well. The athletes are happy.The broadcasters, which are very important in transmitting the image of the games and promoting the popularity of sport are also very happy. I think these are the most important aspects. It was definitively games that pleased the athletes, and games where the competitions came to a very high level. You know. I've seen in this games wonderful things".

8. Rear shot Journalist

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Valentino Castellani, Turin Olympic Committee President:

"I want of course to express my satisfaction for the way in which Torino and Italy have hosted these Olympic winter games. We are very proud of that. I would say the atmosphere of the event exceeded all our expectations".

10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacque Rogge, IOC president:

"By testing in and out of competition, by testing in and out of the village, even in private accommodations of athlete when needed, when appropriate, I think there is a deterrent effect. At least we will have more and more difficulties to cheat".

11. Pan right various group photos, from left: Kevan Kasper (President of International Olympic Committee press commission), Jean Claude Killy (President of IOC coordination commission for Torino 2006), Jacque Rogge (IOC President), Valentino Castellani (Turin Olympic Committee President), Cesare Vaciago (Turin Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer), shaking hands.

12. Exteriors Main Media Centre Lingotto

STORYLINE:

It may not be quite over yet but the organising committee of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin is already celebrating games success.

During the final media briefing on Sunday, IOC President Jacque Rogge argued that the Turin games had "the best ever quality of the sports infrastructure", an element he considers one of the most important of the games.

According to Rogge, other successful aspects included security which "worked extremely well". The IOC chief also complemented the broadcasters, "which are very important in transmitting the image of the games and promoting the popularity of sport are also very happy".

However, it wasn't all smooth skiing. The 2006 games were also marked by low attendance at some venues, low ticket sales and a decrease of television audience, especially in the important north American market.

Organisers acknowledged that ticket sales were always going to be a tough challenge in a country where some of the winter sports have little following.

Despite the sale of around 900,000 of the 1 (m) million available tickets, there were empty seats and quiet crowds at some venues.

Toroc (Turin Olympic Committee) blamed the attendance problems on no-shows among corporate and official Olympic clients who purchased tickets more than a year ahead of the games.

Despite monitoring by more than one thousand controls, two doping scandals did threaten to tarnish the games.

Russian biathlete, Olga Pyleva, had her silver medal withdrawn, while the Austrian cross country and biathlon team was controlled and searched by Italian police, and then found negative.

"By testing in and out of competition, by testing in and out of the village, even in private accommodations of athlete when needed, when appropriate, I think there is a deterrent effect. At least we will have more and more difficulties to cheat", said IOC president Jacque Rogge.

The Austrians are still waiting for the final blood test results and the Italian police report on blood transfusion equipment found during night race in Cesana San Sicario accommodations.

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Subjects: 2006 Turin Olympic Games , Winter Olympic games , Sports TV , Sports media , Sports governance , Olympic games , Biathlon , Broadcasting , Events , Television programs , Entertainment , Arts and entertainment , Sports TV , Sports
Organisations: Italy Olympic Team, Austria Olympic Team, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Turin , Italy
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ROVING REPORT USA
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Summary: RR8006A LAKE PLACID WINTER OLYMPICS
Story No: w010239
Source: AP Television
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/02/1980 10:00 AM
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RR8006A LAKE PLACID WINTER OLYMPICS

Background to Story: The Soviet Union's movement of troops into Afghanistan, and the resulting international protests, are posing a serious threat to the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow. However, this year's Winter Olympic Games, from February 13th to 24th, appear likely to go ahead normally in Lake Placid, New York State, USA. President Carter will not attend the opening ceremony, as originally planned, but there has been no attempt to ban Soviet athletes, and there has been no mention of a Soviet boycott.

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1. Kindling of Olympic flame from rays of the sun in Olympia, Greece, home of the ancient games;

2. Ceremony with maidens at Temple of Hera;

3. Runners carry torch away;

4. Scenes of Lake Placid town;

5. Olympic flags;

6. Exterior ice stadium;

7. Open-air skating rink;

8. New ski-jumps;

9. Contingent of state police at security briefing;

10. Artificial snow-guns;

11. Fresh snow-fall and rink cleared of snow; bob-sled run;

12. American official saying he thinks all athletes will be made welcome as sportsmen;

13. Cross-country competitors during preparations, including a Soviet woman;

14. Skiers completing race;

15. View of Lake Placid and flags.

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USA WINTER OLYMPICS
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Summary: SYND 20/02/80 PAIRS SKATING AT WINTER OLYMPICS IN LAKE PLACID
Story No: z044345
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Date: 17/02/1980 00:00 AM
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Skating pairs Manuela Mager and Uwe Bewersdorf of East Germany win silver, Marina Cherkosova and Sergei Shakrai of USSR win bronze whilst Irina Rodnina and Alexander Zaitsev of USSR win gold at Lake Placid in the pairs skating. Lord Killanin President of the International Olympic Committee awards the gold medal.

1. ws Mager and Bewersdorf skating to the end of their programme

2. ms electronic scoreboard for technical merit

3. ws Cherkosova and Shakrai skating to the end of their programme

4. ws crowd applauding

5. ws Rodnina and Zaitsev skating to the end of their programme

6. cu scores for technical merit showing 5x5.9s out of 6

7. ws Lord Killanin awarding medals to Rodnina and Zaitsev

8. ws crowd applaud

9. ws medal winners waving to crowd from the rostrum

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USA WINTER OLYMPICS
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Summary: SYND 26/02/80 LAKE PLACID WINTER OLYMPICS MEN'S SLALOM AND FIGURE SKATING
Story No: z044363
Source: AP Television
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 22/02/1980 00:00 AM
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Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden wins the slalom at the Lake Placid Olympics and Robin Cousins of Great Britain takes gold medal in men's figure skating. Phillip Mahre of the United States skis and Cousins receives nine 5.9 for artistic impression. Lord Killanin, President of the International Olympic Committee presents Cousins with the gold medal and Jan Hoffman of East Germany with the silver.

1. ws from top of slalom

2. ws spectators watching form trees

3. ws and pan Stenmark starts run and passes camera

4. ls Stenmark skis down slalom

5. ws Stenmark finishes and skis to camera

6. ws spectators with United States flag

7. ws Mahre starts run

8. cu spectators

9. ls Mahre heads down slope

10. ws Mahre finishes

11. ws crowd at finish

12. ws Stenmark is congratulated

13. ms Stenmark

14. ws high angle and pan Cousins finishing his programme

15. cu marks for artistic impression on scoreboard

16. ws cousins trips as he mounts rostrum

17. ws receives gold medal from Killanin

18. ws Killanin presents silver medal to Hoffman

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USA WINTER OLYMPICS
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Summary: SYND 26/02/80 LAKE PLACID OLYMPICS FOUR MAN BOBSLEIGH GOLD AND WOMEN'S FIGURE SKATING
Story No: z044365
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Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 23/02/1980 00:00 AM
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East German Meinhard Nehmer wins a second successive Olympic gold in four man bobsleigh and fellow East German Anett Poetzsch captures the women's figure skating. Linda Fratianne of America finishes second and Dagmar Lurz third,

1. ws sign on starting gate, MOUNT VAN HOEVENBERG OLYMPIC BOBSLED RUN

2. ws and pan number one team led by nehmer starts its run

3. various ws bobsled down run to finish

4. ws electronic scoreboard with final results

5. ws East German team posing for photos

6. ws Fratianne skating to end of her programme

7. ms electronic scoreboard showing marks for technical merit

8. ws Poetzsch skating to end of her programme

9. ws crowd applauding

10. ls three medalists on rostrum, Fratianne, Poetzsch and Lurz

11. ws Poetzsch is presented with gold medal

Film: Pos - Sound: Opt SOF - Colour - NYFilm: c0066759 - LN Number: No - Available in HD

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Summary: SYND 28/02/80 LAKE PLACID OLYMPICS FIGURE SKATING AND CLOSING CEREMONY
Story No: z044364
Source: AP Television
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 28/02/1980 00:00 AM
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The closing ceremony of the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York and various shots of figure skaters performing routines including Great Britain's Robin Cousins and Manuela Mager and Uwe Bewersdorf of East Germany.

1. ws interior male skater performs routine

2. ws athletes parade onto ice rink

3. ws athletes stand in semi-circle on ice

4. ws large Olympic flag is lowered

5. cu Olympic flame

6. various ws balloons fall down on top of audience

7. ws female figure skater performs routine

8. ws audience applauding

9. ws Cousins performs routine

10. ws Mager and Bewersdorf perform routine

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Subjects: 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Games , Olympic closing ceremonies , Winter Olympic games , Skating , Figure skating , Olympic games , Events , Olympic games , Sports
Organisations: United States Olympic Team, Great Britain Olympic Team
Locations: United States , North America
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JAPAN: PREPARATIONS FOR 1998 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
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Summary: JAPAN: PREPARATIONS FOR 1998 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
Story No: 43526
Source: SNTV
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 06/02/1997 05:00 AM
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Japanese Olympic officials are already in a race against time to be ready for the 1998 Winter Games - which open in the city of Nagano in exactly one year tomorrow (Friday).

Their budget is way over estimate, there's a shortage of accommodation and local conservationists are protesting about damage to the environment.

The Winter Olympics will open on these slopes in the Japanese Alps on 7th February 1998.

But as the countdown to the multi-billion-dollar sports extravaganza continues, a hoped-for outburst of enthusiasm has been replaced by an outbreak of cold feet.

The biggest concern by far is the ever-swelling cost of the games. After being picked as host in 1991, Nagano organisers estimated the Games' operating expenses would be around $644 million.

However, the latest estimate puts the bill at $800 million - and rising.

Nagano is hosting a series of World Cup events this winter as a sort of "dummy run" for next year. The organisers are using these weeks to gauge how their preparations are going. So far, the reaction from the competitors is favourable.

SOUNDBITE: (English)

"Outstanding. I think they compare to no one, they have done a fantastic job and it's going to be tough to beat this event."

SUPER CAPTION: Darcy Downs, Freestyle Skier - Canada

Currently there are several hundred international competitors and officials in the Nagano region. But, come February '98, there will be more than 3,000.

SOUNDBITE: (English)

"There will be a lot more people for the Olympics than there are here but it's great, I mean everything from the airport to the transport up here is very well organised."

SUPER CAPTION: Georgia Benson, Freestyle Skier - Great Britain

However, apart from Nagano's Olympic operating costs, there are also mega-budget infrastructure projects.

The new super-express "bullet" train route will cut the travel time between Nagano and Tokyo in half, to about 90 minutes. But accommodation remains a major problem.

The International Figure Skating Federation has even threatened to pull that competition out of the Nagano region altogether unless its leaders are provided with better hotel accommodation.

Adding to these concerns is the environmental impact of the Games.

A new motorway to the Bobsleigh, Luge and Freestyle venues sits next to an earthquake-susceptible fault line; cold comfort for the thousands expected to use this highway during the Olympics.

The 20,000 strong Nagano Nature Conservation Association has been protesting against what they see as overdevelopment.

SOUNDBITE: (Japanese)

"The nature here is on the extreme limit. If this environment is destroyed further, I'm afraid we will not be able to leave our nature to our children, grandchildren and generations to come."

SUPER CAPTION: Washin Machida, Nagano Nature Conservation

Association

The cost of building the venues is being split between the local and national governments. But host sites will have to foot the bill for the upkeep of the facilities - which for Nagano city alone is expected to cost $17 million a year.

SOUNDBITE: (Japanese)

"The national government, Nagano prefecture and cities and villages in Nagano have been preparing for the Olympics. It is going to cost us an enormous amount of money but there shouldn't be any worry."

SUPER CAPTION: Nagano Gov. Goro Yoshimura.

Olympic supporters are hoping that hosting the Games will put Nagano's many ski resorts on the international tourism map. However, many local businessmen doubt that will ever happen.

Almost everyone in Nagano agrees, though, that hosting the Winter Olympics is a matter of pride, even if they are going to lose a lot of money doing it.

Nagano and Hakuba, Japan, January 2nd and 3rd 1997

Hakuba:

1. Pan from skier to the village

2. Wide shot of street in the village

3. Medium shot of national flags and skiers in street

4. Close up shot of sign saying "Nagano 1998"

5. Pan shot of venue for cross country

6. Various of spectators at venue for cross country

7. Medium shot of cross country (Japanese school boys event)

8. Various of official training of freestyle skiing (No access Japan)

9. SOUNDBITE: Darcy Downs Canada

10. Close up of official training of freestyle skiing (No access Japan)

11. SOUNDBITE: Georgia Benson Great Britain

Nagano city:

12. Wide shot of motorway

Hakuba village:

13. Wide shot of hotel

14. Close up of hotel

Nagano city:

15. Pan shot of motorway

16. Introduction shot of Washin Machida

17. SOUNDBITE: Washin Machida, local environmentalist

18. Various of construction

19. Introduction shot of Goro Yoshimura

20. SOUNDBITE: Goro Yoshimura, Governor of Nagano prefecture

Hakuba village:

21. Wide shot of people skiing

22. Medium shot of father and son skiing

23. Snowman with various flags

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Subjects: 1998 Nagano Olympic Games , Winter Olympic games , Cross country skiing , Hotels and resorts , Olympic games , Freestyle skiing , Outdoor recreation , Events , Nordic skiing , Skiing , Sports , Accommodations , Travel , Lifestyle , Recreation and leisure
Organisations: Great Britain Olympic Team, Japan Olympic Team, Canada Olympic Team
Locations: Japan , Tokyo , East Asia , Asia
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JAPAN: NAGANO: PREPARATIONS  FOR 18TH WINTER OLYMPICS
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Summary: JAPAN: NAGANO: PREPARATIONS FOR 18TH WINTER OLYMPICS
Story No: 43917
Source: SNTV
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/02/1997 05:00 AM
People: Makoto Kobayashi
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In less than a year, the world will descend upon tiny Nagano, Japan for the 18th Winter Olympiad. Millions of dollars have already been pumped into building new venues and upgrading old ones.

But in an effort to keep rising costs down, some critics say the Nagano organisers have been short-sighted and small-minded.

With the Winter Olympics less than a year away attention is focusing on its venue, Nagano, Japan.

There are fifteen sites for the 18th Winter Olympiad due to get underway next February.

Millions of dollars have already been spent by this small city nestling in the mountains north-west of Tokyo.

A new Olympic village is being built to house over 3,000 athletes from around the world who are scheduled to go to Nagano.

Already hugely popular with Japan's skiers, nearby Hakuba's Happo'one mountain will play host to the Alpine events.

Then there is the spiral, the name given to the bobsled and luge venues.

Costing nearly 80-million dollars (US), the facility will be able to handle 10,000 Olympic spectators.

Olympic veterans who have tested the course itself have been impressed.

SOUNDBITE:(German)

\"I believe that they have a very good track here. It's fast and it's technically demanding. One can compare it a bit with the track in Lillehammmer.\"

SUPER CAPTION: Janne Bode, German Luger

But not everybody is as happy about how things are progressing.

The alpine venue has been a source of harsh criticism by officials at FIS, the international skiing governing body.

They say Happo'one may be good enough for Japan's weekend skiers, but as an Olympic venue it is entirely too small for downhill and slalom.

Those involved in Ice Hockey have also voiced their concerns about \"Big Hat\", the name given to the main venue which will host one of the Olympic games most popular sports.

Faced with cost overruns of almost 200-million dollars and not wanting to be saddled with costly upkeep after the Games, the Nagano officials purposely built venues small.

Good for Nagano, but bad for the Games say some. The 169-million dollar Big Hat will have to have temporary seats installed to increase its capacity to 10,014.

Those seats will be needed, as officials expect extra interest in the sport next year with professional National Hockey League players taking to the Olympic ice for the first time.

The same complaints over size are being heard at White Ring, the figure skating facility.

At first organisers wanted to increase capacity by having spectators stand, but skating officials refused to agree to this and Nagano officials were forced to add more seats.

Skating officials are still threatening to move the event because of what they say are poor hotel accommodations near the arena.

But despite all the problems, the Nagano organisers remain optimistic.

SOUNDBITE: (Japanese)

\"There have been several small requests regarding the facilities, but we have been negotiating with these people and we've been making changes so that people are satisfied.\"

SUPER CAPTION: Makoto Kobayashi, Director General, Nagano Olympic Organising Committee

As part of their preparations Nagano has been hosting a series of World Cup events using the venues. These dress rehearsals seem to be winning converts.

SOUNDBITE: (English)

\"And you know, they did a great job. The jumps are great, the preparation was great, everything was good. The arena was awesome and the fans are super.\"

SUPER CAPTION: Donna Weinbrecht, 1994 Mogul Gold Medal Winner

But for many the jury is still out. With a verdict that will have to wait until 1998, when the world writes its own report card on Nagano's games.

Nagano, Japan, 2, 7-9 February 1997

1. Shot of White Ring figure skating venue

2. Interior of White Ring

3. Pan of Nagano city

4. Construction on Olympic Village

5. Model of Olympic Village

6. Interior of Big Hat hockey arena

7. Shot of Alpine events mountain

8. Shot of bobsled run

9. Luger on run

10. Luger finishes run

11. SOUNDBITE: (German) Janne Bode, Luger

12. W/s Hakuba mountain range

13. Various, downhill ski event area

14. Pan, interior of Big hat hockey arena

15. Various, interior Big Hat

16. Exterior, White Ring skating facility

17. Various interiors White Ring

18. SOUNDBITE: Makoto Kobayashi, Director General, Nagano Olympic Organising Committee

19. Shot of moguls practice run

20. SOUNDBITE: Donna Weinbrecht, 1994 Olympic Mogul Gold Medal Winner

21. Shot of Nagano city and mountains

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Japan - Olympic flame arrives for winter games
Title:
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Summary: Japan - Olympic flame arrives for winter games
Story No: w108903
Source: WTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 23/12/1997 05:00 AM
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T/I: 10:24:50

The Olympic flame lit last week in Greece arrived in Japan Tuesday for next February's Nagano Winter Games, an airport spokesman said. A JAL charter flight carrying the symbolic flame that will burn throughout the games arrived at Narita airport east of Tokyo at 8:22 a.m (2322 GMT Monday 22/12). A Japanese delegation of 330 including Nagano Mayor Tasuku Tsukada accompanied the flame.

SHOWS:

TOKYO, JAPAN 23 DECEMBER

Arrival of JAL charter flight at airport;

officals arrive with flame in terminal;

tilt down of flame and holder;

ws stadium;

flame arrives;

officials Elshiro Saitoh, chairman of organising committee, prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto and Midori Itoh, former ice skater who will be the last runner with the torch.

ws of stadium with testing of flame.

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JAPAN: NAGANO: SUMO WRESTLERS ARRIVE FOR WINTER OLYMPICS
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Summary: JAPAN: NAGANO: SUMO WRESTLERS ARRIVE FOR WINTER OLYMPICS
Story No: 72090
Source: SNTV
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 06/02/1998 05:00 AM
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Mobbed by reporters and fans, the sumos arrived in Nagano this week for the Winter Olympics.

Led by Japan's top sumo wrestler Yokozuna Akebono, what is reported to be a contingent of 150 wrestlers, referees, attendants - and even hair stylists - began arriving in the Olympic city to prepare for their role in Saturday's opening ceremonies.

There's no doubt who will be the biggest attraction at Saturday's Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Mobbed by both fans and the media at Nagano's main train station, sumo wrestling star Yokozuna Akebono led the first of what is reported to be a 150-strong contingent of wrestlers, referees, coiffure-setters and personal attendants into the Olympic city.

Sumo wrestlers are expected to lead each of the 72 participating country's delegations into Minami Nagano Sports Park during Saturday's opening ceremonies and they will spend the next two days rehearsing their routine.

Part of the contingent will also take part in the sacred dohyo-iri ceremony, the sacred ritual of ring purification.

As Japan's top-ranked sumo, the Hawaiian-born Akebono will perform the dohyo-iri to symbolically call on the gods and drive out evil spirits from the ring.

Braving the cold in only a sash and ceremonial silk apron, Akebono's performance will give the ceremonies a solemn start while allowing the rest of the world a peek into this very traditional part of Japanese sporting culture.

Nagano/Tokyo/All shot 5.2.98 and recent

1. 00:00...Sumo wrestlers (Akebono in black coat and grey robe)

2. 00:07...More shots of other sumo wrestlers arriving in

train station

3. 00:19...Japanese people smiling and welcoming sumo wrestlers

4. 00:25...Reverse shot of sumo wrestlers

5. 00:31...Wide shot of Akebono surrounded by press

6. 00:36...Reverse mid-shot of Akebono surrounded by press

7. 00:40...Mid-shot of Akebono talking to the press

8. 00:59...Sumo wrestlers going down station

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9 01:08....Various of Akebono in sumo spirit ritual

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Subjects: Olympic opening ceremonies , 1998 Nagano Olympic Games , Sumo , Winter Olympic games , Wrestling , Olympic games , Events , Sports
Organisations: Japan Olympic Team
Locations: Japan , East Asia , Asia
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US Olympics
Title:
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Summary: Security and presser ahead of Salt Lake games
Story No: 328510
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 05/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: Mitt Romney
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SHOTLIST:

1. Exterior of stadium

2. Flags

3. Pan to right of stadium

4. Flags

5. Various of mounted police on the street

6. Zoom into police on the street

7. Close up of sign reading " Road closed"

8. Security on the street

9. Workers attaching Olympic banner to the fence

10. Carrard arriving at press conference

11. Cutaway cameraman

12. SOUNDBITE:(English) Francois Carrard, IOC Director General

"Lots of work has been done. Teams have been changed. I think that since he (Mitt Romney) took over, that he demonstrated remarkable leadership and competence and he has built confidence within the entire Olympic movement and it was not an easy start for him. And he has been even more remarkable because the way of all this was."

13. Cutaway journalists at press conference

14. SOUNDBITE:(English) Francois Carrard, IOC Director General

" As far as the look of the city and the games, I think it has not shocked me, certainly at least. And I don't hear many people complaining about that. Everybody knows that there must be tough security at any Olympic games and particularly these. Frankly what I personally have seen so far hasn't shocked me at all and the severe security aspect is very well balanced by the kindness and the courtesy of all people involved, be it volunteers or professionals."

15. Zoom into U-S soldiers boarding buses

16. Wide shot of sandbag with sign saying " Army rangers leads the way"

17. Various of workers setting up the posters for the games

18. Long shot of "Welcome winter Olympians" sign on the building

19. U-S soldiers standing in line in front of the building

STORYLINE:

Tight security is in place in Salt Lake City ahead of the Winter Olympics, which start on Friday.

Salt Lake City Olympic organisers made their final report to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) on Monday, four days before the Games begin.

As the Olympic torch began the final portion of its trek to Friday's opening ceremony, IOC director general Francois Carrard said everything was in place.

He told a press conference that he was impressed by organising chief Mitt Romney's work.

Security was tight as troops patrolled the streets and barricades made out of sandbags were put into place.

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US Olympic Torch
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Summary: Olympic flame enters Utah
Story No: 328481
Source: POOL
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 04/02/2002 05:00 AM
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SHOTLIST:

POOL - Moab, Utah Feb. 4, 2002

1. Wide ariel shot of torch runner bringing the torch towards the Delicate Arch

2. Various shots of torch relay

3. American Indian runner blesses torch with an eagle's wing

4. Various shots of torch runner running with torch

STORYLINE:

The Olympic torch is on its home stretch run toward the start of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City when the flame entered the American State of Utah this morning.

An American Indian runner took the torch through the Delicate Arch, a natural sandstone structure. He blessed the torch with an eagle's wing.

A team of runners will take the torch to several Utah parks before it arrives in Salt Lake City on Thursday. The 17-day games start Friday, when the torch will be used to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony.

The torch relay started on the fourth of December last year in Atlanta. The Olympic flame is on the last leg of a 13-thousand-500 mile journey through 46 US states.

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US Olympics Preps
Title:
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Summary: Preparations for Friday's opening ceremony
Story No: 328711
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 07/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: Mitt Romney , Jacques Rogge
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SHOTLIST:

1. Mid shot of Salt Lake Olympic Committee chairman Mitt Romney (centre left) and International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge (centre right) at Olympic sponsor event

2. Wide shot of performers at event

3. Close shot of Romney and Rogge

4. Wide shot of performers

5. Close shot of Rogge inside Samsung pavilion

6. Close shot of phone

7. Mid shot of Romney and former U.S. speedskater Bonnie Blair inside pavilion

8. Wide shot of Olympic superstore pavilion

9. Mid shot of girl shoppers

10. Close up of Olympic games logo on merchandise

11. Mid shot of shopper

12. Close shot of shopper putting on hat

13. Mid shot of worker

14. Close shot of shopper

15. Wide shot of Olympic logo

16. Mid shot of shopper buying merchandise

17. Close shot of money

18. Wide shot of shoppers

19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rachel George, shopper:

"We've already bought, we've had T-shirts for a couple months and some pins, the schools put out pins, so we've bought some things already, but we can't get enough, so you know."

20. Mid shot of shopper.

21. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gary March, Owner, Concept Sports:

"Sales are doing phenomenally well. We opened on December 15, got a bit of pre-Christmas trading, which was very nice. Since then it's been really busy, especially in the last week as people have geared up and come into town."

22. Close up of child putting on hat

23. Wide shot of security command centre

24. Close shot of TV monitor

25. Mid shot of security personnel

26. Close shot of computer stations with government labels

27. Close shot of computer stations

28. Mid shot of news conference by security software vendor

29. Close up of on-screen computer display

30. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jonathan Gordon, President, Public Safety Systems:

"You can sit down almost anywhere and first get your bearings, if you're not from that venue, and then come up with a plan of action, pretty much in real time. We didn't have this capability in Atlanta in ninety six."

31. Mid shot of security officials in command centre

32. Wide shot of command centre

STORYLINE:

Top officials of the Salt Lake Winter Olympics are lending a hand in the festivities leading up to the games, which begin on Friday.

Mitt Romney of the Salt Lake Olympic committee joined the president of the International Olympic Committee (I-O-C) Jacques Rogge at one of the sponsor pavilions on Wednesday.

Sponsors are shelling out millions of dollars to showcase new products in Salt Lake.

Olympic merchandise is also here for the thousands of Olympic attendees in Salt Lake, with the Olympic super store offering a wide array of Winter Games fare - from shirts to cups to posters and much more.

But not far away there's also some very serious business of a different kind - the Salt Lake security command centre is a buzz with a myriad of officials scanning TV screens and monitors.

They're part of a task force made up of local, state and national officials with the mission to keep the 2002 Winter Games safe and secure.

Officials here are getting some help this year with an array of high tech tools, including software allowing officials to access data - photos, maps and more -- all from a lap-top computer.

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US Olympics Torch
Title:
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Summary: Olympic flame arrives in to fanfare of cheers and fireworks.
Story No: 328864
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 08/02/2002 05:00 AM
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SHOTLIST:

1. Torch bearer bringing torch to podium

2. Man in wheelchair lighting flame

3. Wide shot of event

4. Close shot of flame

5. Torch bearer standing with flame

6. Fireworks and Olympic emblem alight on mountain

7. Torch bearer bringing flame to final relay point

8. City Hall

9. Crowd cheering

10. US flag

11. Man with flag

12. Woman and child holding flags

13. Band playing

14. Salt Lake 2000 banner

15. Final 6 torchbearers walking on stage

16. Torchbearer Chris Waddell lighting cauldron

17. Close shot of Waddell

18. Close shot of flame

19. Fireworks above stage

STORYLINE:

The Olympic flame has arrived in Salt Lake City in the US to mark the officials opening of the Winter Olympic Games on Friday night.

Travelling thousands of miles, and journeying across the US, torchbearers brought

the flame to the capital city of Utah.

Thursday evening the torchbearers stood at the Statehouse and then near the City Hall where the final torchbearers arrived amid cheers from thousands of onlookers.

The torch arrives on the eve of the Winter Olympic games, with opening ceremonies and early events set to begin Friday.

Friday evening ceremonies will bring the torch finally into Salt Lake's Rice-Eccles Stadium where it will remain for the duration of the games.

Despite security concerns, 55-thousand spectators will attend the opening, enduring long waits in cold temperatures to pass through metal detectors and have their belongings searched. Tickets cost between 400 to 885 US dollars.

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US Olympics Wrap
Title:
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Summary: WRAP: of various Winter Olympics ceremony
Story No: 328843
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 08/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: Jacques Rogge , Don Mischer
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SHOTLIST:

Salt Lake City, Utah.

1. Wide shot torch bearer approaching man in wheelchair who lights up olympic cauldron

2. Wide shot of Olympic village.

3. Mid shot of entrance guard house.

4. Mid shot of Olympic flags.

5. Mid shot of security fence around military base where village is located.

6. Mid shot of sign posted outside village entrance.

7. Close shot of International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge greeting athletes at the village.

8. Wide shot of village medical compound.

9. Close view inside compound.

10. Mid shot of athlete being examined.

11. Close shot of lab sign on doorway.

12. Mid shot of technician inside lab.

13. Close shot of blood sample.

14. Wide shot of Salt Lake Olympic Committee briefing.

15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Don Mischer, executive producer, Olympic opening ceremonies

"We have not changed the content of the opening ceremonies since nine-11 (Sept 11), but what's going to happen I think tomorrow night, is that people will respond differently to what we have put on the field, because of nine-11. Because it is the first gathering of nations since the war on terrorism began I think things as simple as the athletes coming onto the field will have much more emotional power than it would have been before."

17. Mid shot of photographers.

18. Wide shot of US Olympic team news conference.

18. SOUNDBITE: (English) J. Shea, US team member

"The fact that all the athletes voted to have me do this is a tremendous honour. I am overwhelmed and I am excited. The second really important reason is that my grandfather did this in 1932 and it really is special to me right now."

Park City, Utah.

19. Wide shot of woman carrying Olympic torch.

20. Wide shot of woman transferring flame to next torch bearer.

STORYLINE:

On the eve of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, the Olympic village is ready to receive the world's athletes. The village, just outside of downtown Salt Lake City, is actually on a military base, where Olympic officials say the athletes and team officials will be safe and secure.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge is also a resident of the village. He's hoping athletes will choose to stay here and share the village experience. But there are indications that some athletes are choosing to stay elsewhere.

The games are to open officially on Friday night in a gala event. The celebration will raise the curtain on 17 days of skiing, sliding and skating that takes place under a cloak of security.

With America still on high alert after the September 11 terrorist attacks, an unprecedented 16,000-member security force has been deployed to patrol Olympic grounds and the skies above. Olympic officials say the security program is the most comprehensive of a US Olympic Games.

The IOC agreed on Wednesday to let Americans carry into the stadium the flag recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center. Eight US athletes, joined by New York police and firefighters, will carry the stars and stripes in a solemn tribute before the parade of nations.

Organisers had planned for the flag to fly at the ceremony but determined it was too delicate.

In all, more than 2,500 athletes from 77 countries are participating in the games, expected to draw up to 80-thousand spectators a day.

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Title:
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Summary: Bush arrival, preparations, torch relay
Story No: 328924
Source: POOL , APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 08/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: Rocky Anderson , George W. Bush
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APTN

1. Wide shot of downtown Salt Lake City skyline.

2. Mid shot of downtown with Olympic designs on buildings.

3. Wide shot of Rice-Eccles Stadium, site of Olympic ceremonies.

4. Mid shot of stadium.

5. Mid shot of people working in stadium.

POOL

6. President Bush and entourage at steps of plane at airport, meeting local dignitaries shortly after arrival in Salt Lake City.

APTN

7. Mid shot of police officers arriving downtown.

8. Close shot of police officers arriving downtown.

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Rocky Anderson, Salt Lake Mayor:

"In terms of security, I don't think it's very different from what you would experience at any other Olympics anywhere else, except maybe more of it, more troops, more.. I hope we have more magnetometers that people can move through more quickly, perhaps with the wands they're searching a little more intensely than they have in the past, but I think it's not only something that people would expect but it's the scope of security that I believe most people would desire."

10. Mid shot of workers near stadium.

11. Wide shot of Salt Lake Olympic Committee news conference.

12. SOUNDBITE (English) David Busser, SLOC (Salt Lake Olympic Committee) spokesman:

"Many of the outdoor events are scheduled as early as possible to allow for delays. And again, we don't foresee that if a delay is necessary that technology will be an obstacle to whatever time or day that's it's moved too. Again I think there are broader implications for other operational areas within SLOC.. if it snows hard for the next 17 days we're going to be in a jam, but we'll count on the fact that that won't happen."

13. Mid shot of torch bearer running in downtown Salt Lake.

14. Close shot of onlookers cheering.

15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jim Hallsey, Olympic torchbearer.

"Wow what an experience. When you see all the people out there and you run, it almost scares you to death, if you make a mistake or something, but what a great life experience it was, just awfully fun. I had a great time."

16. Mid shot of Hallsey carrying torch.

STORYLINE:

Final preparations were under way in Salt Lake City for Friday's opening of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Security and media were early visitors to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday morning as the skies cleared around the city and encircling mountains after a steady morning snow storm blanketed the city.

In all, more than two and a half thousand athletes from 77 countries are participating in the 17-days of games, expected to draw up to 80-thousand spectators a day.

The sporting programme is the largest ever for a Winter Olympics, with 78 events in 15 disciplines and seven sports.

President George W. Bush, a known sports fan, flew into Salt Lake City on Friday ahead of the celebrations.

With America still on high a-l-e-r-t after the September 11 terrorist attacks, an unprecedented 16-thousand-member security force has been deployed to patrol Olympic grounds and the skies above.

The Olympic torch was still on the move in Salt Lake City on Friday.

Torch bearers were running the flame through city streets for one final relay, before its arrival for the opening ceremony.

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Title:
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Summary: WRAP: Bush arrival, preparations, torch relay
Story No: 328955
Source: POOL , APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 09/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: George W. Bush
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1. Wide shot of Rice-Eccles Stadium

2. Torch lighting

3. Close up shot of Olympic flame

4. Wide shot of fireworks outside of stadium

5. People coming out of stadium

6. Olympic banner on stadium

7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Beck, New Jersey resident

"It was a dream come true....absolutely. We came from New Jersey, we came out yesterday, flew out."

8. Mid shot of flags flying in stadium

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nelson Archibald, Washington DC resident

"It was terrific. It brought back memories of a united country and a united nation, and to see that flag tonight come in was really heart wrenching."

10. Close up shot of flame

11. Wide shot of stadium and flame

POOL

12. US President George W Bush and wife Laura walking onto stage, Bush stepping up to the podium

13. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W Bush, US President

"These games come at a perfect time for the country. In our time of sadness and determination and resolve, our Olympic athletes will represent the best of America. I can't wait for American's to see our flag fly. It is such a proud moment for all of us. This nation is steadfast and unified, and you the athletes are going to represent us with such class and dignity and courage. It's a chance for the world to see that in times of war we can come together in friendly competition to promote the peace."

14. Bush shaking hands with athletes

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15. Various of people walking toward stadium

16. UPSOUND (English) "Go America - USA"

17. Mid shot of people walking

18. UPSOUND: (English)

"( Q Going to the opening ceremony?) Yes - we can hardly wait - from Montana."

19. Shot of people walking to stadium

STORYLINE:

The Winter Olympics have opened in Salt Lake City in the United States, with the occasion being used to pay tribute to the thousands who died on September 11.

The opening ceremony on Friday saw U-S athletes accompanied by New York police and firefighters entering the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium clutching the tattered flag recovered from the ashes of the World Trade Center.

The Olympic flame arrived after a 21-thousand 600 kilometre (13-thousand-500-mile) torch relay through 46 states.

The crowd braved blustery winds and temperatures as low as minus nine degrees Celsius (16 Fahrenheit) to attend the three-hour spectacular to kick off 17 days of competition.

Speaking to the crowds at Salt Lake City, U-S President George W Bush said the games were an ideal opportunity for the world to see what is best about America, despite the nation's sadness following the terrorist attacks on September 11.

Bush arrived earlier on Friday aboard Air Force One just as the Olympic torch relay was reaching the outskirts of Salt Lake City on its way to the Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Thousands of spectators made their way towards the stadium to watch the gala celebration, with athletes' parading into the arena.

Some 2-thousand-526 athletes will compete for 477 medals in 78 events - the largest contingent and programme for a Winter Games.

The action starts on Saturday with competition in moguls, cross-country skiing, hockey, figure skating and speed skating.

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US Olympics
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Summary: US athletes and environmentalist on opening ceremony
Story No: 328996
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 09/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: George W. Bush
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9 February, 2002

1. Wide of Salt Lake City and surrounding mountains

2. Wide of Olympic figure skating venue

3. Wide of US men's figure skating team news conference

4. Various of briefing

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Todd Eldridge, U.S. Olympic Figure Skater:

"Well, marching in with the Trade Centre flag was obviously very emotional for all of us and it was a great honour. And, you know, just marching in with the rest of the team later on, it was very exciting. Even though it was my third games, they're all just as exciting as the previous one. So it was a lot of fun and the American fans and the crowd were just awesome for all of us."

6. Briefing.

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Weiss, US Olympic Figure Skater:

"It was incredible, it had everything. You know, it had the president there speaking to the country. It had the athletes there, the pride. It had the flag from the World Trade Centre. It had the skating rink right on the field there, you know, the Miracle on Ice team there lighting the torch. There were so many emotional moments there and so many important things that were addressed during the opening ceremonies and I think they touched on everything perfectly. I enjoyed it, I know all of the athletes were incredibly excited to be walking in the opening ceremonies. And to be walking into the opening ceremonies and to see the torch go up right behind us....actually one of the coolest things for me too was to see President Bush sitting in with the athletes, I thought that was a really cool thing.'

February, 2002

8. Rice-Eccles stadium exterior during opening ceremonies

9. Olympic torch lighting

February, 2002

10. Salt Lake Olympic Committee briefing

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Michel Cousteau, Founder of Oceans Future Society:

"Every step I made on the stage yesterday was a humbling experience and I hope that it serves the world's population in representing the environment well."

12. Mountains near Salt Lake City

STORYLINE:

The first full day of competition in the 2002 Winter Olympic games got under way on Saturday in Salt Lake City under clear skies.

In all, more than two and a half thousand athletes from 77 countries are participating in the games, expected to draw up to 80-thousand spectators a day.

The sporting programme is the largest ever for a Winter Olympics, with 78 events in 15 disciplines and seven sports.

Among them will be America's figure skaters who will compete in Salt Lake's Delta Centre.

A day after Friday night's opening ceremonies, they told how honoured they were to take part.

Figure skater Todd Eldridge said walking into the stadium carrying the flag from New York's World Trade Centre was an emotional moment.

Colleague Mike Weiss praised President George W. Bush for sitting with the athletes during the ceremony which took place at Salt Lake's Rice-Eccles stadium.

Olympic officials said a record crowd of more than 50-thousand people were on hand for the event.

Participants also included Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau.

Cousteau said he hoped his participation in the opening ceremony would raise environmental awareness around the world.

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US Olympic Security
Title:
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Summary: Latest on security situation in Salt Lake City
Story No: 329410
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 14/02/2002 05:00 AM
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Park City - 13 Feb

1. Wide shot of downtown Park City, Utah

Salt Lake City - 13 Feb

2. Wide shot of security briefing

3. Mid shot of briefing

4. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Tubbs, Executive Director, Utah Olympic Public Safety Command:

"Generally, what happened is that it was part of our whole system, and of course public health is an integral part of our public safety area. And we worked with them on that in resolving it, we're really pleased with that because our system worked. And that's about the end of that."

5. Mid shot of biological testing device inside media centre.

6. Close shot of testing device.

7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Tubbs, Executive Director, Utah Olympic Public Safety

Command:

"We have these detectors located throughout our venue areas, some of our mass-gathering areas, it's not necessary to discuss where they are, or what they are, the point is they are part of our public safety plan and they're out there."

Salt Lake City - 12 Feb

8. Wide shot of people lining up at Olympic Square entryway

9. Wide shot of people in Olympic Square

STORYLINE:

Security officials in for the Olympics at Salt Lake City in the United States said on Wednesday that they're ready for biological threats.

Concern about the threat of a biological attack were raised on Tuesday, when two samples taken at Salt Lake International Airport indicated traces of anthrax.

However, the samples were taken to a laboratory for more sophisticated testing and came up negative four times, convincing officials that the two initial results were wrong.

Officials refused to be more specific about the samples or say where they were found at the airport.

Olympic security chief David Tubbs said the response by security and biological teams was part of plan already in place during the 2002 Winter Games.

Tubbs says biological sampling stations are located throughout the Olympic venues and Salt Lake City to monitor areas for possible threats.

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US Olympics
Title:
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Summary: Met office, Tibet protest, Greek reax from Winter Games
Story No: 329057
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 10/02/2002 05:00 AM
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10 February 2002, Salt Lake City, Utah.

1. Wide shot of Salt Lake City skyline.

2. Mid shot of National Weather Service staff in Olympic monitoring station.

3. Close shot of meteorologist checking weather data on monitors.

4. Close shot of satellite image on screen.

5. Close shot of meteorologist looking at monitors.

6. Close on-screen shot of Olympic venue forecast.

7. Close on-screen view of enhanced satellite photo image.

8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tim Barker, meteorologist, U-S National Weather Service.

"Yeah they're very specific forecasts. Often we're giving forecasts for around a city or around a state, lots of varying weather. But here at the (Olympic) venues they're looking for very specific information of temperature and wind sometimes hour by hour while the event is going on. So that is very specific information that our venue forecasters work out for them."

9. Mid shot of staff reviewing weather data.

10. Close shot of staff reviewing weather data.

11. Close on-screen views of weather data.

12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tim Barker, meteorologist, U-S National Weather Service.

"Well, actually it's been good that we've had a good snow year. It's been above snowfall. But, actually a big snowstorm during the games is not a good thing for them. Some of these course are prepared very specifically for the downhill and the slalom courses. It they get a lot of snow they have to move it off. So that's even a concern. They don't want to get a lot of snow during some of these events."

13. Mid shot of weather staff and computer work stations.

14. Close on-screen shot of live weather radar display.

15. Wide shot of city skyline and mountains.

16. Mid shot of pro-Tibetan demonstrators.

17. Close shot of woman lighting candle.

18. Close shot of demonstrator.

19. Close up of candle.

20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Wangpo Tethong, spokesman, Tibetan Coalition.

"The IOC (International Olympic Committee) didn't answer the question how it will actually - how it imagines the athletes will come to Beijing in 2008, have games there, while the situation in China's occupied Tibet is actually deteriorating."

21. Mid shot of briefing by Greek business leaders.

22. Mid shot of briefing.

23. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Panos Lagos, spokesman, The Olympic Business Project.

"The hosting of the Olympic games also presents a challenge for Greece to attract business interests from the part of international companies seeking a competitive edge; companies which should be convinced that Greece would indeed be a winner's choice."

24. Mid shot of briefing.

STORYLINE:

It's day two of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and the weather is helping Salt Lake officials keep events nearly delay free.

On Sunday, the skies over Salt Lake and the surrounding area were clear for a second day.

Olympic organisers reported no significant problems on Saturday as the first full day of the games got underway.

They've been concerned that bad weather, in particular a sudden snowstorm, could delay events as well as causing traffic jams for those coming and going to Olympic events.

Olympic organisers are relying on forecasters at the U-S National Weather Service for up-to-the minute weather information.

Forecasters here at the Salt Lake offices of the National Weather Service have set up an Olympic weather forecasting station.

They're pouring over reams of data, satellite images, computer models and live weather radar around the clock.

The data is all used to provide constant reports on weather conditions at all of the Olympic venues.

All of the Olympic venues are staffed by forecasters on site, who have access in real time to the latest weather data.

Forecaster Tim Barker says they can provide a host of information on weather conditions on the micro climate of each venue.

And he is predicting that the fair weather will continue over the next few days, with a chance of a storm sometime next week.

The focus here in Salt Lake isn't just on the current Olympiad.

There's also some interest in the games to come.

Members of a Tibetan rights coalition gathered on Sunday to focus attention on human rights abuses in their country.

They're concerned that the choice of Beijing as host of the 2008 summer games will overshadow their struggle in Tibet.

Not far away, business leaders from Greece are here to promote the city of Athens as host city for the 2004 summer games.

They're hoping the Olympic games will attract foreign investment in Greece, and they're looking to American firms for advice and for business opportunities.

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US: IOC Canadians 3
Title:
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Summary: Canadians get gold medal as well as Russians
Story No: 329596
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 15/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: Jacques Rogge
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1. Wide shot podium

2. Cutaway journalists

3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee:

"We received an official proposal from the international skating union to award a gold medal to Sale and Pelletier, the executive board of the IOC agreed and a gold medal will be awarded to the Canadian pair."

4. Various cutaways journalist

5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ottavio Cinquanta, International Skating Union:

"We have evaluated also debated the situation and we were therefore able to take on decision one deliberation, the decision is that we have suspended with immediate effect the judge of figure skating, Mrs Marie-Reine Le Gougne, French nationality since the council got evidence, enough evidence that this individual was responsible of misconduct."

6. Pan from television set to Canadians

7. Various pleased Canadians

8. Various of newspaper headlines

9. Canadian ice hockey fans celebrating

10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Paul De Villers, Canadian minister for Sport:

"I think it's sending a very clear message that the IOC wants to have a strong hand over the federations, the individual sports federations to make sure that the games are conducted fairly and there are no biases and no arrangements and I think this will go a long way to straightening that out."

11. Woman moving Sale and Pelletier's name to underneath the gold medal

12. Wide shot news briefing

13. SOUNDBITE : (English) David Pelletier, Canadian Gold medalist:

"We are happy that justice was done and it doesn't take anything away from Elena and Anton this was not something against them it was something against the system and we also hope that the inquiries won't stop here but that will keep on going."

14. Podium

15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jamie Sale, Canadian Gold medalist:

"We didn't come into this Olympics to have this happen definitely not what we expected and it is very overwhelming for us and we are tired we are exhausted and constantly having people come up to us that want to talk to us about it and we have nothing to say, I mean we went out and we did our job here and that's all we could do, as far as resentment (is concerned) I don't think so because we're not going to let anyone ruin our Olympic experience we still want to go on and cheer the rest of our team, we're not here to resolve issues that went on in our event."

16. Wide podium

STORYLINE:

A Canadian figure skating pair was awarded a gold medal on Friday after the sport's top officials uncovered misconduct in the biggest judging scandal in Winter Olympics history.

The International Skating Union indefinitely suspended Marie-Reine Le Gougne, the French judge who says she was pressured by her own federation to give the Russian pair the gold.

There was no evidence of Russian involvement.

The controversy began when Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were beaten by Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze of Russia in a 5-4 vote that surprised many observers.

The Canadians skated flawlessly while the Russians made several technical errors.

The International Olympic Committee executive voted 7-1, with one abstention, to accept the International Skating Union's recommendation to award a second gold medal. It is the fourth time the IOC has awarded a second gold.

The move came just hours before the case was to be heard by an international arbitration panel for sport. That hearing was later canceled.

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Subjects: Women's figure skating , Olympic medal ceremonies , Women's skating , Skating , Figure skating , Winter Olympic games , Sports governance , Olympic games , Sports , Women's skating , Women's sports , Women's figure skating , Events
People: Jacques Rogge
Organisations: France Olympic Team, Canada Olympic Team, Russia Olympic Team, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Salt Lake City , Utah , United States
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US Olympics
Title:
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Summary: Reaction to Olympic ice skating medal controversey
Story No: 329665
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 16/02/2002 05:00 AM
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February 16, 2002

1. Set up of press conference

2. Cutaway of media in audience

3. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Pelletier, Canadian pairs figure skater:

"So at 10.30 they said 'there's a press conference, come to my hotel room'. So I went to his hotel room. We turned on the TV by pressing power, and then we put on a channel, then we went like this, and we saw it and we went whooo. Then Jamie cried a little bit, I hugged greg/craig, and we hugged, we kissed and everything was great. This is not, I'm not making this stuff up. This is really what happened."

4. Cutaway of Craig Fenech

5. Cutaway of press conference

6. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Pelletier, Canadian pairs figure skater:

"This is not about us and Anton and Helena. Don't create a situation that doesn't exist. This is not about me or him or us and them. This is about us getting a fair chance to be judged fairly."

7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jamie Sale, Olympic Gold Medallist:

"We've always said good luck to them before we stepped on the ice. We've always said congratulations. I'm not going to feel awkward. Again, we didn't do anything wrong, they didn't do anything wrong. This is not about the skaters."

8. Cutaway of media

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Craig Fenech, Canadian pairs figure skater:

"And to suddenly embrace in some phony oh we love each other (way) and isn't it wonderful that we all have a gold medal would be phony and the best thing about these two is that they are not phony. They like Anton and Helena. They greatly admire and respect their skating, that continues. But this isn't going to become a lovefest and it isn't going to become Nancy (Kerrigan) and Tonya (Harding)."

10. Cutaway of press conference

11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Craig Fenech, Sale and Pelletier's Agent:

"And so we have been consistent in our calls to have the investigation continue so we can find out exactly what did happen, and also to institute the reforms to prevent anything like this from happening gain, because they didn't get into this sport to sit up here, they got into this sport for the love of skating and they want it to be all it can be."

February 15, 2002

12. Russian pairs skating team Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze at reception for Russian Olympic medalists

13. Former Russian Olympic official, Anatoly Smirnoff, at reception

14. Mid shot of reception

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Anatoly Smirnoff, Former head of Russian Olympic Committee and current IOC Vice president:

"Sometimes such pressure is made, without intention, by the public of the host country. So that's why of course the situation must be improved and very thoroughly watched by the concerned federations and so on."

16. Mid shot of Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze

STORYLINE:

Canadian skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier gave what is reputedly their final press conference on Saturday after being awarded a gold medal for the pairs figure skating.

On Friday, the International Olympic Committee awarded a second gold medal to Sale and Pelletier, after a French judge said she was pressured to vote for the Russians.

At Saturday's press conference, Pelletier and Sale fended off repeated questions about any possible tension between their Russian counterparts, Anton Sikharulidze and Elena Berezhnaya.

International Skating Union officials say their own probe of the scandal continues, as people in and out of the sport of skating call for reforms.

Pelletier and Sale's agent, Craig Fenech, said his skaters support the probe by IOC and the skating union into the judging problems, with an eye toward reforms.

Russia's own figure skating pair have accepted the revised outcome of Monday night's competition.

Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze continue to defend their performance as medal winning, but also have said in public they're happy to share the gold with Pelletier and Sale.

But former head of Russia's Olympic Committee, and now an I-O-C official, Anatoly Smirnoff, is concerned that factors beyond the ice arena have influenced the move to give double gold.

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Subjects: Pairs figure skating , Olympic medal ceremonies , Skating , Figure skating , Winter Olympic games , Sports governance , Olympic games , Sports , Events
Organisations: France Olympic Team, Canada Olympic Team, Russia Olympic Team, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Salt Lake City , Utah , United States
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US Doping Scandal
Title:
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Summary: Doping scandal at Winter Olympics
Story No: 329871
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 19/02/2002 05:00 AM
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1. Francois Carrard and Patrick Schamasch walk on to podium

2. Cutaway audience

3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Francois Carrard, IOC Director General

"Today the executive board of the International Olympic Committee sanctioned the national Olympic committee of the Republic of Belarus and one of its officials in conjunction with an athlete's failure to report for a doping control test and unauthorised withdrawal from the Olympic Winter Games."

4. Various of press release regarding sanctions on Belarus

5. Various, exteriors Olympic village

6. Various, Carrard and Schamasch at press conference

7. Cutaway press

8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Francois Carrard, IOC Director General

"We know very well that there have been exchanges between that athlete and the Chef de Mission, and the IOC executive board considers this as totally as contributing also to assist someone in avoiding a testing procedure because the Chef de Mission knew very well that the athlete was ordered to appear for a new test."

8. Various, press conference

STORYLINE:

An athlete from Belarus abruptly left the Winter Games on Monday after a drug test found steroid levels more than 300 times the legal limit in his system.

The International Olympic Committee have moved swiftly to punish Belarus for letting the unidentified athlete leave the Olympics unhindered.

Because of an error in handling the unidentified athlete's test sample on Sunday night, the athlete was originally not considered to have failed the test, the International Olympic Committee said.

But when the athlete failed to report for a follow-up test, the I-O-C suspended the Belarus national Olympic committee for the rest of the year for what it saw as collusion in helping the athlete get away, as well as kicking Belarus Olympic chief Yaroslav Barischko out of the games and barring the athlete from returning to the games until its investigation is complete.

In addition, the Belarussian committee is now banned from receiving I-O-C grants and other support worth around 120-thousand U-S dollars annually.

The athlete, who Olympic sources said is a short track speed skater, apparently left the Olympic Village before having to report for a follow-up drug test when an error in handling his original urine sample voided his first test.

For helping the athlete avoid the test and leave, the I-O-C kicked

The rest of the Belarus team will be allowed to stay on and compete as Carrard said it would have been unfair to punish them for the actions of their leaders.

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Subjects: Doping , Sports governance , Olympic games , Sports , Events
Organisations: Belarus Olympic Team, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Belarus , Eastern Europe , Europe
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US Olympics Scandal
Title:
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Summary: Russia and SKorea threaten to pull athletes from games
Story No: 330198
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 22/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: Apolo Anton Ohno , Jacques Rogge
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1. Wide shot of briefing with Russian Olympic Committee

2. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Leonid Tyagachev, President, Russian Olympic Committee:

"If decisions are not officially raised in front of the president of IOC, if these issues are not resolved, the Russian team will not play hockey, will not run 14 kilometres, and will definitely look very negatively upon the future. Sports must be clean, judging must be honest and attitude towards the work of athlete and coach must be good. Stop making toys out of the athletes and the coaches."

3. Wide shot of briefing

4. Wide shot of former U-S speedskaters and current U-S skater, Apolo Anton Ohno

5. Close up of skaters with Ohno

6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Apolo Anton Ohno, U-S speedskater:

"For me, personally, I respect the decision of the referees on the one-thousand metre final. And did the same with the one-thousand-five-hundred. You know, I'm just a skater, so I just go out there do my goals and do my job and I just walk away. You know, and everything else can take care of itself."

7. Wide shot of Korean Olympic Committee briefing

8. Mid shot of briefing

9. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Park Sung-in, South Korean Chief de Mission:

"We are ready to do whatever is necessary to rectify the situation. On filing an appeal, a complaint, we will discuss the next step after seeing the result of the protest and complaint filing."

10. Mid shot of briefing

11. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Park Sung-in, South Korean Chief de Mission:

"What we can do, of course, there are various measures. As I said, we are going to do anything possible and that includes not participating during the closing ceremonies."

12. Wide shot of International Olympic Committee briefing

13. Mid shot of briefing

14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Francois Carrard, Director General, International Olympic Committee (IOC):

"If you talk to the athletes you'll have the confirmation they are great success. But the stakes are high. Emotions are high. The tensions are high. And we understand it. Judgement calls are part, we've said it from day one, of human nature. And human reactions are understandable. So there is a lot of emotion building up and I think these protests are the expression of such emotion."

15. Wide shot of briefing

STORYLINE:

A pair of disqualifications left officials from Russia and South Korea angrily wondering on Thursday how much longer they will be in Utah for the 2002 Winter Olympic games.

The Russians, with a threat to leave Salt Lake City within 24 hours, and the South Koreans, with a warning that they could sit out the closing ceremony, added their voices to the growing howl over Olympic officiating.

At a hastily organised news conference late Thursday, a panel of angry Russian Olympic officials told awaiting media they would pull out of the games over a host of grievances.

The President of Russia's Olympic Committee led off with a those concerns, saying that Russian's have been unfairly judged in the games.

Outraged by the disqualification of nine-time medal winner Larissa Lazutina after a pre-race drug test, Russian officials also said they might not compete in the 2004 Summer Games in Athens unless their complaints were addressed Friday.

And then South Korean Olympic team protested the speedskating disqualification that gave a gold medal to Apolo Anton Ohno.

They also threatened to pull out of the closing ceremony.

The South Koreans filed the protest on Thursday with the International Skating Union, appealed to IOC president Jacques Rogge and hired a Salt Lake City law firm.

The South Koreans believe World Cup champion Kim Dong-sung should be awarded a short-track gold medal for crossing the finish line first in the 1,500 meters Wednesday night.

An Australian referee ruled that Kim improperly blocked Ohno with a half-lap to go, disqualifying Kim and giving the gold medal to the 19-year-old American.

The South Koreans said if the I-S-U does not overturn the decision, they will go to the International Olympic Committee and Court of Arbitration for Sport.

They aired their complaints at a news conference immediately following the Russia briefing.

Francois Carrard, I-O-C director general, said the I-O-C understands how emotions create certain situations, and says protests have stemmed from those emotions.

I-O-C leadership met Thursday night in special session to discuss the issues raised by the Russians and South Koreans.

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Subjects: Olympic closing ceremonies , Winter Olympic games , 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games , Sports governance , Summer Olympic games , Olympic games , Events , Sports
People: Apolo Anton Ohno , Jacques Rogge
Organisations: Russia Olympic Team, Australia Olympic Team, United States Olympic Team, South Korea Olympic Team, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Salt Lake City , Utah , United States
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US Olympics
Title:
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Summary: Russians and SKorean team complaints
Story No: 330286
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 22/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: Apolo Anton Ohno
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Salt Lake City - 21 Feb 2002

1. Wide shot of Russian Olympic Committee press briefing on Thursday evening

2. Mid shot of briefing

Salt Lake City - 15 Feb 2002

3. Mid shot of photographers at Russia House

4. Mid shot of Russian National Olympic Committee President Leonid Tyagachev with members of Russian team

5. Pan from Russian Olympic Committee flag to athletes and officials

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Anatoly Smirnov, former Russian Olympic Committee president:

"Well, the obvious problems in so-called sports is where human error is involved - we cannot avoid mistakes, we cannot avoid attempts of putting pressure on the referees."

Salt Lake City - 21 Feb 2002

7. Wide shot of Korean Olympic Committee press briefing

8. Mid shot Korean briefing

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Yoon Kang-Ro, South Korean delegation member:

"Gold medals should be awarded to the athlete that finishes first, not to the athlete who is considered to be a crowd favourite."

10. Mid shot of former US Olympians with US speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno

11. Close shot of Ohno's gold medal

12. Wide shot of International Olympic Committee briefing

13. Mid shot of briefing

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Francois Carrard, IOC Director General:

"We can understand this emotion - judgement calls. On the other hand the Russian delegation, the Russian athletes and the Russian people have shown a long, long commitment and first class commitment to the Olympic movement and we trust that they will keep this full dedication and commitment."

15. Wide shot of briefing

STORYLINE:

Top Russian Olympic officials say it's not likely they'll be pulling out of the 2002 Winter Olympic games.

But the head of the Russian Olympic team, Leonid Tyagachev, says they're still concerned that Russian athletes aren't being fairly judged.

Russian officials protested the women's Olympic figure skating final on Friday, saying silver medalist Irina Slutskaya should get her own gold medal because of biased judging.

The protest, announced a day after Russia threatened to pull its team out of the Games, was signed by the president of the Russian Figure Skating Federation, Valentin Piseyev, and sent to the referee of Thursday night's long program after American Sarah Hughes won the gold.

The protest follows a pair of Thursday evening news briefings by Russian and Korean olympic officials. They're angered by disqualifications of team athletes in cross country skiing and speed skating respectively.

Russian officials say they understand that judges will make mistakes due to the subjective nature of judging. But they're following the lead of Canadian team officials who last week protested the results of the pairs figure skating finals, which resulted in the awarding of a second set of gold medals for the Canadian pairs team of David Pelletier and Jamie Sale.

International Olympic Committee official Francois Carrard said Olympic officials understand the emotional nature of the reaction by the Russians and Koreans. He said I-O-C officials hope the Russians will continue their strong commitment to the Olympic movement.

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US Olympics Russia
Title:
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Summary: Russians withdraw boycott threat, vow to stay on
Story No: 330313
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 23/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: Jacques Rogge , Apolo Anton Ohno , Vladimir Putin
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22 Feb 2002

1. Mid shot of IOC president Jacques Rogge arriving at Russia House

2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacques Rogge, President, International Olympic Committee:

"They are very important to the Olympic movement. The tradition and the strength of the Russian sport, what they have contributed to the Olympic movement, is of very great importance and we rely very much on them for the future the development of the Olympic movement."

Q - Is the controversy over?

Answer: "...Which controversy?"

3. Russian Olympic Committee president Leonid Tyagachev in Russia House

4. Rogge with Russian Olympic officials

5. Rogge

6. Media

7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacques Rogge, President, International Olympic Committee:

"I know about the controversy that has arised, and I understand all of the emotions about it. (pauses for Russian translation) I will have further discussions with your sport leaders and I am sure that the best solution for the Olympic movement will prevail."

8. Russian athletes and team former Russian Olympic Committee president Anatoly Smirnov

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacques Rogge, President, International Olympic Committee:

"We took no decisions. We discussed positively and we had a good exchange of information."

10. Leonid Tyagachev

11. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Leonid Tyagachev, President, Russian Olympic Committee:

"Of course I will never let them decide against the athletes and leave the country without a future. That's why I spoke out firmly and told them our demand to get them to pay attention to us, to our country, that you can't offend athletes. If it's done against our country in a vulgar manner then in that case we would have taken this decision (to leave) but (we won't) since the demands we have put forth will be looked at objectively -- especially if we would have cancelled our hockey team then football (soccer) would have followed -- so the decision has to be smart, focused and have a good perspective for our sports program and our country."

12. U.S. figure skater Sarah Hughes

13. Hughes holding gold medal

14. Mid shot of news briefing

15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sarah Hughes, U.S. figure skater

"I didn't realise it until I finished that was just the greatest feeling ever. And I thought, you know what, no matter what that's my gold medal performance."

21 Feb 2002

16. Mid shot of U.S. speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno

17. Close shot of Ohno's gold medal

18. Wide shot of Korean Olympic Committee press briefing

19. Mid shot Korean briefing

20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Yoon Kang-Ro, Korean Olympic delegation official:

"The gold medal should be awarded to the athlete who finishes first, not to the athlete who is considered to be a crowd pleaser."

22 Feb 2002

21. Wide shot of Rogge speaking at Russia House

STORYLINE:

Russia announced on Friday it will stay at the Olympics, withdrawing a threat to walk out of the Salt Lake Winter Games over alleged "judging bias" against its athletes.

The decision ended 24 hours of political tension between the Russian federation and the International Olympic Committee.

"We will stay at the games," said Guennadi Shvets, a Russian delegation spokesman. He said the decision had been taken ahead of the meeting between high-level Russian officials and IOC President Jacques Rogge.

"Everybody understood we had to stay," Shvets said.

IOC director general Francois Carrard said the tensions were cooling off.

Early Friday, the Olympic controversy escalated further, with Russia demanding a gold medal for figure skater Irina Slutskaya after American Sarah Hughes jumped from fourth to first in the free skate, while Slutskaya finished second. The Russian protest was rejected later in the day.

Russians also protested the disqualification from a cross country relay race of star cross-country skier Larissa Lazutina following a pre-race blood test, and wanted a re-run or a second gold for the Russian team.

"Do not expect any changes in the result," said Carrard.

The Russians also warned that its hockey players had better be treated fairly in a crucial game against the United States. The U.S. team beat Russia 3-2 late Friday.

"An agreement's been signed that is designed to have a final between Canada and the USA. You have this final," complained Russian coach Slava Fetisov.

On Thursday, Russian indignation spread all the way to the Kremlin, where President Vladimir Putin suggested there was a reason Americans were doing so well in the games _ they had the judges on their side. "North American athletes receive a clear advantage," Putin said.

The IOC has tried to assuage the Russians, with Rogge writing a letter to Putin. Rogge also went to the Olympic Russia House Friday to discuss the issue.

On Saturday, the IOC executive board will discuss the Russian complaints.

South Korean Olympic officials were also protesting the disqualification of their speedskater, a ruling which gave U-S skater Apolo Anton Ohno the gold.

On Friday, South Korea apparently backed off its threat to boycott the closing ceremony.

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Subjects: Men's skating , Skating , Women's skating , Hockey , Winter Olympic games , Women's figure skating , Figure skating , Sports governance , Olympic games , Boycotts , Men's sports , Sports , Men's skating , Women's skating , Women's sports , Events , Women's figure skating , Political and civil unrest , General news
People: Jacques Rogge , Apolo Anton Ohno , Vladimir Putin
Organisations: Russia Olympic Team, United States Olympic Team, South Korea Olympic Team, Russia government, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Salt Lake City , Utah , United States
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US Olympics Close
Title:
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Summary: Fireworks mark close of Winter Olympics
Story No: 330463
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 25/02/2002 05:00 AM
People: Jacques Rogge
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SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot of fireworks over Rice-Eccles Stadium

2. Mid shot of Olympic flame burning

3. Mid shot of Salt Lake banner on stadium

4. Wide shot of fireworks

5. Mid shot of empty cauldron

6. Mid shot of fireworks pull out to wide shot of stadium

7. Mid shot of people leaving stadium

8. SOUNDBITE: (English) VoxPop, Phoenix residents:

"Absolutely spectacular.....We flew in tonight for the hockey match, we came to the closing ceremony. We're having a ball and we're going home at four o'clock in the morning and we're going to have a great day."

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) VoxPop, Salt Lake residents:

Q - Are you sad the Olympics are over?

"Yeah it's kind of a let down a little bit. We've gone through all we've gone through and now the party is over. It was a good party though, good party. Yeah we've improved our city quite a bit, we're glad the Olympics came here."

10. Mid shot of people leaving stadium

STORYLINE:

The 2002 Winter Olympic games ended on Sunday as it had begun over two weeks ago - in a blaze of fireworks and a fanfare of noise and cheers.

Organisers in Salt Lake City claimed a victory, saying the world came together for fun and games, only to get a big dose of scandal along with it.

International Olympic Committee head Jacques Rogge says the games were about the athletes, and not the controversies over judging and drug doping during the games.

And there were mixed feelings for those who witnessed the closing ceremony in the Rice-Eccles Stadium - some departing spectators seemed overjoyed while others said they were sad the games had ended.

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FRANCE WINTER OLYMPIC
Title:
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Summary: SYND 4/2/68 PREPERATIONS FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN GRENOBLE
Story No: z050549
Source: AP Television
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 03/02/1968 00:00 AM
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Preparations and practise for winter olympics in Grenoble

1. gv exterior winter olympics press centre

2. interior, cu sign: Hostesses

3. interior office, olympic hostesses

4. various shots, sign posts, directions to different buildings and facilities

5. ms official olympic vehicle past row of parked, Renault vans

6. cu official vehicle, emblem on door

7. ms restaurant sign

8. interior kitchens, various shots, staff and chefs preparing food

9. interior canteen, people queue for food at self service

10. top shot, canteen

11. ls ambulances parked

12. interior, sign on door, first aid booths

13. interior clinic, medic Bandaging man's hand

14. interior printing room, men attend printing machines

15. cu pan along olympic press release off printing machines

16. staff take press releases and leave office

17. gv exterior press office building

18. cu EPU logo

19. ms man sorting photos into pigeon holes

20. ms AFP logo

21. Associated Press sign on door: AP Press, reporter at typewriter

22. ms UPI logo on door

23. various shots, reporters at typewriters and on phones

24. cu United Press International phot wire machine, photo on drum , ready to be scanned

25. gv exterior IBM building

26. interior IBM building

27. various shots, staff at IBM computers

28. ms sign: Film Laboratory

29. ms technician in film lab, processing equipment

30. technician rewinding film on flattbed

31. gv apartment buildings, olympic village

32. various shots, skiers practise down slopes

Film: Neg - Sound: Mute- B&W - NYFilm: a0047176 - LN Number: LN3892 - Available in HD

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Subjects: Olympic games , Winter Olympic games , Events , Olympic games , Sports
Organisations: France Olympic Team
Locations: Grenoble , France
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FRANCE WINTER OLYMPICS
Title:
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Summary: SYND 6 2 68 CONTENTION AROUND SKIERS AND ADVERTISING DURING WINTER OLYMPICS
Story No: z050781
Source: AP Television
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 05/02/1968 00:00 AM
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Olympic committee forbids advertising by winning competitors. Fernand Bochatay of Switzerland features

1. cu advert showing skiers WELMEISTER FAHREN KNEISSL

2. cu interior and tilt down ski to Austrian men examining them

3. ms men

4. cu HEAD skis

5. vs men setting up skis

6. ms man waxes ski

7. ms man flexes ski

8. vs men compare skis

9. ms press

10. ws group of skiers pose for photographers

Film: Pos - Sound: Mute - B&W - NYFilm: a0047243 - LN Number: LN3920 - Available in HD

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Keywords: Sport
Locations: Grenoble , France
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FRANCE ICE HOCKEY
Title:
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Summary: SYND 10 02 68 ICE HOCKEY IN WINTER OLYMPICS CANADA BEATS EAST GERMANY
Story No: z050782
Source: AP Television
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 09/02/1968 00:00 AM
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Olympic ice hockey, Canada defeats East Germany.

1. ws start of play (1st half)

2. ms spectators

3. ws Canadian goal by number 2 O'Shea

4. ws scoreboard 2 - 0

5. ws play

6. ws attempt into German goal

7. ms spectators

8. ws players bully off and play around German goal

9. cu Canadian number 4 player

10. ws goal by number 9 Huck into German net

11. ws scoreboard 4 - 0

12. ws start of play and general play second half

13. ms audience

14. ws Monteith scoring seventh goal

15. ms spectators

16. ws scoreboard 7-0

17. ws goal number 9 being scored by Mott

18. ms spectators

19. ws goal 10 being scored by Pinder

20. ws scoreboard 10-0

21. ms spectators

22. ws play

23. ms play

24. ws scoreboard 11-0

Film: Pos - Sound: Mute - B&W - NYFilm: a0047331 - LN Number: No - Available in HD