A rodeo show at the Meiji Shrine stadium in Tokyo, Japan. American Occupation Forces present a rodeo show at the stadium. A band plays on the field in the stadium. For an opening act, Lieutenant Dick Ryan, former Hollywood stuntman, does some fancy stepping and riding on "First Frost" one of Emperor Hirohito's horses. This is followed by traditional "bronc bustin" and steer riding events. One rider is thrown by a horse, and several are thrown by steers.
(Note: The stadium was re-constructed and dedicated as the National Stadium, where the opening ceremony of the 28th Olympic games was held on October 10,1964 and where various track and field games and the closing ceremony were also held.)
United States competitors outrun Tokyo in the Tokyo Olympics. The spectators seated in the stadium. The royal family members of Tokyo seated. The 100 meter butterfly event in swimming in progress. Sharon Stouder wins the Gold Medal in the event. A woman stands and cheers. The U.S. flag raised in the first and second places. The Platform Diving event in progress. Lesley Bush of U.S. wins the Gold Medal and Ingrid Kramer of Germany in the second place. A large crowd in the gallery to witness the track events. The 100 meter track event. Bob Hayes of U.S. finishes with an Olympic record and wins the Gold Medal. A man looks through binoculars. Other men seated beside him. An official presents Hayes with the Gold Medal. The U.S. flag raised to the first position, Cuban flag in the second position and Canada flag in the third position. The final100 meter dash event of women starts. Wyomia Tyus of U.S. who set an Olympic record in the semifinals wins the Gold Medal and Edith McGuire runs second.
City view of Tokyo. Large crowd gathers as 18th modern Olympic Games opening ceremony goes on in Tokyo, Japan. United States players hold their national flag. Russian players come after the American players. Japanese players hold their flag. Emperor Hirohito declares the games open. Olympic flag hoisted. Yoshinori Sakai lights the Olympic torch. Pigeons fly in sky.
A view of the Tokyo Tower. Olympic Swimming and Gymnastic Stadiums. The National Athletic Stadium. Immense steel frame building under construction in the Akasaka area.
A view of the Tokyo Tower. Traffic on the Ginza at the corner of Harumi Dori Ave. Pedestrians on the street. Bridge across a moat at entrance to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Neon signs in the Ginza area including one for NEC Electronics and another for Mitsubishi Electric.
Don Schollander sets new Olympic record for 100 meter free style swimming in Tokyo, Japan. Dawn Fraser of Australia wins gold medal in Women's 100 meter free style swimming. U.S. Jed Graef leads his teammates Gary Dilley and Bob Bennett in Men's 200 meter backstroke. Three U.S. flags hoisted. Winners on stand during medal ceremony.