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St Moritz 1928 Official Film | The White Stadium

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Chamonix 1924 Official Film | The Olympic Games held at Chamonix in 1924

Photographed by Bernard Natan's team of cameramen at Rapid-Film, this is a fascinating documentary, in part because it evokes the spirit and society of the time so vividly. The ice hockey matches are played in the open-air, with Canada facing the United States in the final. The occasion is marked by an engaging informality, with individual winners borne aloft by enthusiastic supporters, and exhibitions of “military patrol” skiing across country. Other sports featured include curling, figure skating, and speed skating (check in film!). Competitors cope cheerfully with the dangers of winter sports: a number of ski-jumpers take a tumble on...