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British Empire Olympic athletes take on the USA in the track and field at Stamford Bridge.
Following the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, the American athletics team delayed their journey home for the opportunity to take on the British Empire in a friendly competition at Stamford Bridge on 11 August. Although the film has a somewhat unfinished feel to it, there are some excellent shots of the Olympians as they engage in steeplechase, high jump and pole vault - often captured in slow motion.
The USA won eight events to the Empire's six. This 'tradition' of USA v the British Empire had started after the Antwerp Olympics of 1920 and also took place after the 1924 Paris Olympics.