1948 - Sports, Netherlands: Hero’s Welcome In Amsterdam For Fanny Blankers-Koen
Dutch narration & dialogue. Dutch Olympic team returns home from 1948 London Olympics - winner of four gold medals, runner Fanny Blankers-Koen interviewed surrounded by huge crowd; team onto train & waved off. Athletes given heroes’ welcome in Amsterdam - Blankers-Koen in horse-drawn carriage w/ young kids & husband through packed streets. Blankers-Koen presented w/ award by Mayor of Amsterdam ? - photographers in BG - both make speeches - applause. Olympic procession continues through streets - Blankers-Koen’s carriage mobbed by well-wishers - sing national anthem? - police on horseback. Blankers-Koen & family wave from window. Man runs up to carriage to give her bottle of wine. Confetti thrown from windows above carriage.
Sports - Olympic Games - Athletics. Sporting Heroes. Sportswomen. Post-WWII Netherlands - Holland. 1940s; 1948 Olympics;