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FSWer
12-25-2011, 07:20 PM
Say,we know that the 1961 Nations was the first to ever be shown on TV....but...does anyone happen to know,how far back in Skating history we go with the tecnoligy (if you want to call it that) to at least use cameras to save competitions for when we want to put them on Tape/DVD? I ask this because I happened to be at my Rink,when a competion tape Lamilla and Orge (I can't spell their names) were watching from when they skated was on. Does anyone know how that was possible? As we didn't have even VCRS back then. Thanks.

Sylvia
12-25-2011, 07:37 PM
I ask this because I happened to be at my Rink,when a competion tape Lamilla and Orge (I can't spell their names) were watching from when they skated was on. Does anyone know how that was possible?
Ludmila and Oleg Protopopov competed in and won Pairs gold at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and the first televised Winter Olympics was in 1960, according to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympics_on_television

1960 Winter Games
CBS paid $50,000 for the right to broadcast the games in the United States, and this marked the first time the Olympic Games were televised there.

Does anyone know the year the first World Championships was televised worldwide?

What year was the earliest movie footage of figure skating at the Olympic and/or Worlds?

viennese
12-25-2011, 08:14 PM
The winter games of 1928 (in Switzerland) and 1936 (Germany) winter games were filmed, with most sports and the opening/closing ceremonies shown on newsreel, in cinemas around the world.

viennese
12-25-2011, 08:20 PM
Oops - maybe earlier, 1924.
Here's a montage of clips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY8eERPRnhY) of Olympic winter games, from 1924 (Chamonix, FRA) to 1968.