British Empire and Commonwealth Games

British Empire and Commonwealth Games

| 11 min

This short documentary presents highlights of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In Vancouver, top-ranking athletes from the far corners of the British Commonwealth competed for new records. The film records outstanding feats in racing, jumping, pole-vaulting, swimming as well as the "miracle mile" duel between John Landy and Roger Bannister.

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  • director
    Jack Olsen
  • producer
    Nicholas Balla
  • camera
    Donald Wilder
    Jack Long
    Osmond H. Borradaile
    Felix Lazarus
  • sound
    Clarke Daprato
    Clifford Griffin
  • editing
    Fergus McDonell
  • narrator
    Andy O'Brien

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    Empire Stadium is such a splendid venue. While B.C. Place was being renovated in 2011 I attended a few football games there and the mountains provide a marvellous background.

    sixam, 22 Feb 2014

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