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The Xlth Commonwealth Games


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By satellite from Canada, the outstanding events on the final day of competition in Edmonton
Athletics Finals
Men's 1500m
Women's 1500m
Men's 4 x 100m Relay Men's 4 x 400m Relay
Women's 4 x 100m Relay Women's 4 x 400m Relay Men's Shot
Men's Triple Jump Men's Javelin
Commentators David Coleman Ron Pickering and Stuart Storey
Cycling Final
Barry Davies reports on the Road Race over 15 laps of a 7.8-mi)e course through the North Saskatchewan River Valley.
The Closing Ceremony
David Coleman describes the scenes in the Commonwealth Stadium as athletes from all around the world take their leave of Canada in the colourful and relaxed closing ceremony in the presence of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
This afternoon's programme also highlights the memorable moments and the outstanding personalities from the past ten days of competition in the XIth Commonwealth Games.
Introduced by Frank Bough
Producers Alan Chivers, John Shrewsbury, Johnnie Watherston, Bob Duncan, Martin Hopkins, Jim Reside
Studio producer John Philips Editor Jonathan Martin
Executive producer Alan Hart


Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Stuart Storey
Reporter: Barry Davies
Presenter: Frank Bough
Producer: Alan Chivers
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Producer: Johnnie Watherston
Producer: Bob Duncan
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Producer: Jim Reside
Studio producer: John Philips
Editor: Jonathan Martin
Executive producer: Alan Hart

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The Xlth Commonwealth Games

BBC One London, 13 August 1978 15.45

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