MONSIEUR MU OLYMPIQUE
This is the BBC. Welcome to the 1948 Olympic games held in London and the first ever Olympics to be televised and broadcast internationally.
We have been following the Olympic torch marathon from Athens to London and are proud to show you some of that footage; over to our special guest commentator Gilbert Firou.
Ah, merci monsieur. We started in ancient Olympia; the esteemed athlete Monsieur Mu, my countryman, stood ready with the Olympic torch .
In Switzerland, at the tomb of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics, are the words of my wonderful compatriot; ‘L'important n'est pas de gagner, mais de participer’.
English commentary: Ah yes; ‘The important thing is not to win, but to take part’.
English commentary: Our live pictures show Monsieur Mu running through London approaching the Olympic stadium where he will light the cauldron with the Olympic torch.
But what’s this? Police are closing in on Monsieur Mu and the crowd are shouting and hurling things at him. Is this some kind of protest?
French commentary: It is as I thought! He is stripping! He must be possessed by Baron Coubertin’s ghost! Our beloved founder always advocated naked running like in ancient Greece. It is his spirit inside Monsieur Mu!
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