Opening of 1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane (Australia) Part 1 HD





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Published on May 2, 2008


RIP - THE GREAT NORMAN MAY - Broadcaster Norman May, the voice of the Olympics for a generation, has died today (11 September 2016) at age 88. The broadcaster, affectionately known as "Nugget" for his stout shape, most famously called - or brought - Neil Brooks home to gold in the 4x100m medley relay in the pool at the Moscow Olympics. It was the call of a career in the race of the Games.

Extract of the XII Commonwealth Games opening ceremony as broadcast by ABC Television back in 1982. A tribute to we 6074 Brisbane school kids who put on a sensational display for the world. A tribute also to Ric Birch who directed the ceremony and to Norman May who co-commentated on the ABC coverage.

All the colour of the Games unfolded at QEII on a fine but extremely windy Thursday 30 September 1982, as more than 60,000 spectators, athletes and school children joined in Brisbane's greatest sporting spectacle.

With Australia as host, forty-six nations joined the XII Commonwealth Games.

The Games formed the platform for Brisbane to grow into an outward-looking international city which, six years later, hosted the highly successful World Expo '88.

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