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Pictures Dated 7th December 2004

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Ski Jumping at Wembley

A mesh of scaffolding takes the place of the customary mountain slope as a skier soars through the air on the way down to an arena that's seen rodeos, cup finals and other spectacles but has not, until now, staged a ski jumping contest. For this is Wembley Stadium, London, and the International Ski Jumping and Winter Sport Exhibition. A snow-making machine provides 50 tons of snow for the surface. The scaffolding is 150 feet high.

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Sir Stanley Rous elected head of FIFA

Sir Stanley Rous, making his first speech after he had been elected the new President of FIFA, the world body of Soccer. He won by 51 votes to 14 in a straight fight with Professor M Andrejevic of Yugoslavia, after failing to obtain the necessary two-thirds majority in the first ballot. Sir Stanley, 63, will hold office for eight months, the period outstanding in the late Mr Arthur Drewry's term. Then there will be another election for president for the next four years

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Bert Trautmann/Man City

Bert Trautmann, Manchester City goalkeeper. A former German paratrooper and prisoner of war, he cost City 10 when he joined the club from St Helens Town in 1949. He was voted Footballer of the Year in 1956 * just before he broke his neck in the Cup Final at Wembley. He made a complete recovery from the injury. 08/11/02 Manchester City legend Bert Trautmann, who will be back at Maine Road, for the club's last ever local derby with rivals United at the club's ground that has been their home for nearly 80 years. Next season they move to a new stadium, built for the Commonwealth Games. Bert Trautmann, a German prisoner who decided to stay in England at the end of World War II, earned his place in football history in the 1956 FA Cup final. He was photographed at the end of the rubbing his "sore neck" and it was only discovered that he had broken his neck during the match after he had collected his winner's medal.