America's 1936 Olympic Team is honored at ceremony in Randall's Island Stadium after conclusion of the Olympic games.
New York City USA Date:1936, September 3 Duration:5 min 49 sec Sound:Yes
New York City ceremony honoring American Olympic Team on their return to the United States. Olympians march into Randall's Island Stadium in New York City as a band plays, following a celebration parade from The Battery to Randall's Island. Audience claps and cheers them. The members of the team take seats on a stage of the stadium. Fiorello LaGuardia, Mayor of New York City extends welcome and La Guardia congratulates the Olympic Team. and expresses the sincere gratitude of the seven million people of New York City. He states that the City has cast special medals to be presented to the members of the Team, on this occasion. He begins calling the names of athletes, who come forward as they are called. The medals are arranged on a large table by the microphones. The mayor suddenly calls on Champion runner, Helen Stephens, to speak. She comes to the mike and says Hello and Goodbye, and returns to her seat. Former Heavyweight Champion, Jack Dempsey, assists with the presentations.
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