USSR vs USA - Basketball Match. (1958)
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AnnotationUSSR and the USA women's and men's basketball team matches in Moscow.
Historical backgroundHistory: In April 1958 in the Soviet Union, to Moscow, first came to basketball players of the United States of America - the world champions and holders of Olympic gold medals.
Temporary descriptionArrival of American basketball players at the Vnukovo airport, sightseeing of the Kremlin, Red Square. Luzhniki Sports Palace, on the basketball court - National team of the Soviet Union and the United States national team. Welcoming addresses are: Chairman of the All-Union Section basketball C. Bessonov, President of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States C. Johnson. Basketball game between the women's teams of the USSR and the USA. American team coach John Head coach of the Soviet team and Stepas Butautas watch the game. Soviet and American basketball players during the game. Completing the game winning basketball teams of the USSR. Warming up before the match between Soviet and American players. Interview S. Bessonova and President of the International Amateur Basketball Federation W. Graham (synchronously). Basketball match men's teams of the USSR and the USA. U.S. national team - the winner of the match. Host a banquet in honor of American athletes in the USSR. The exchange of gifts. A basketball autographed by American players, the team presented the USSR.
Meeting of American basketball players at the Vnukovo airport.
American visitors are introduced to Moscow (Red Square, the Kremlin).
At the site of the Palace of Sports teams of the Soviet Union and the United States national team.
Greeted the guests drawn Union chairman Sergei Bessonov basketball section.
On behalf of the American athletes playing President of the Amateur Athletic Union Kellum Johnson.
K. Johnson presents captains Soviet teams gifts - figurines players.
Present at the match, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Mr.
Played by women's basketball team.
Moments of the game (the Soviet athletes won by a margin of 15 points).
Warm-up men's teams before the match.
To the President of the International Amateur Basketball Federation, Mr.
Willard Graham (synchronously).
Meeting men's teams.
Points a game.
Applauding audience (U.S. basketball players won with a score of 74:68.)
Meeting with representatives of the American athletes of the Soviet sports community.
Americans are given gifts.
K. Johnson presents Soviet athletes memorable gift and a basketball signed by all the American players.