Interneige 1979

Entrants Winter 1979:
Switzerland (CH) • France (F) • Italy (I)

Presenters of International Heats / Commentators:
Georges Kleinmann and Claude Evelyne (CH)
Guy Lux and Simone Garnier (F)
Claudio Lippi and Cecilia Buonocore (I)

International Referees:
Gennaro Olivieri and Guido Pancaldi

Produced by SSR-SRG-TSI (CH), A2F (F), RAI (I)

Key:
Winter International Heats
 
l = Qualified for Winter International Final / l = Heat Trophy Winner
Winter International Final
l = Winter International Final Trophy Winner

I

Interneige 1979

Heat 1

Event Staged: Sunday 4th February 1979
Venue: Piste da Sci (Ski Slopes), Val Carlina, Italy

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
SSR (CH-French):
Sunday 4th February 1979, 5.30-6.30pm
RAI Uno (I): Sunday 11th February 1979, 3.20-4.15pm
Antenne 2 (F):
Sunday 4th March 1979, 8.35-9.50pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Cold and Dry

Theme: Around the World to Africa

Teams: Savognin (CH) v. Gourette (F) v. Val Carlina (I)

Team Members included:
Val Carlina (I) - Flavio Roda (Team Captain), Armando Carpani, Lorenzo Carpani, Ivan Castagni, Monica Croce, Caterina Ferrari, Carlo Guerrini, Franco Capitani, Loedana Capitani, Luigi Marcacci, Guido Passini, Antonia Piccolo, Ferruccio Poli, Erwin Stricker, Vanna Tintorri, Claudio Vivarelli, Paolo Vivarelli.

Games: The Parallel Slalom (interspersed), Guiding the Camels, The Slave Trader, The Ostriches and the Cacti, The Rescue of Tarzan, Jane and Cheeta, The Flying Carpet, A Glass of Champagne to End.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points Scored
(Teams scoring double points shown in red)
CH 2 1 1 2 1 1
F 1 2 2 6 3 6
I 6 6 6 1 4 2
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 2 3 4 6 7 8
F 1 3 5 11 14 20
I 6 12 18 19 23 25

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 I • Val Carlina l l

 F • Gourette l
 CH • Savognin

25
20

8

Additional Information

In preparation for its debut to the Winter series in 1980, Yugoslavian television began broadcasting the Interneige programme to its viewers in 1979. Along with Yugoslavia, the 1979 series was also broadcast in Bulgaria, Russia, Tunisia and Turkey.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

CH

Interneige 1979

Heat 2

Event Staged: Sunday 11th February 1979
Venue: Pentes de Ski (Ski Slopes), Zinal, Switzerland

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
SSR (CH-French):
Sunday 11th February 1979, 5.30-6.30pm
RAI Uno (I): Sunday 18th February 1979, 3.20-4.15pm
Antenne 2 (F):
Sunday 11th March 1979, 1.40-2.30pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Cold and Dry with Strong Winds and Snow Flurries

Theme: Around the World to America

Teams: Zinal-Val d’Anniviers (CH) v. Tignes (F) v. Ponte di Legno (I)

Team Members included:
Ponte di Legno (I) - Fausto Radici (Team Captain), Giacomo AImoni, Antonio Beltracchi, Beatrice Calini, Paolo Cativelli, Fridiano Donati, Guido Donati, Italo Lazzarini, Piera Maculotti, Isabella Maculotti, Sandra Maculotti, Giulietta Maifredini, Bruno Patti, Mario Pedretti, Antonio Sandrini, Domenica Sandrini, Floriano Zampatti.

Games: The Parallel Slalom (interspersed), The Wild West Stagecoach, The Medicine Man, The Wild Bison, Davy Crockett and the Wild Mississippi River, The Pony Express, From the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points Scored
(Teams scoring double points shown in red)
CH 3 3 3 6 2 3
F 4 2 4 2 1 4
I 1 2 1 1 6 1
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 3 6 9 15 17 20
F 4 6 10 12 13 17
I 1 3 4 5 11 12

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 CH • Zinal-Val d'Anniviers l l

 F • Tignes
 I • Ponte di Legno

20
17

12

Returning Teams and Competitors

This heat saw both Tignes (F) and Ponte di Legno (I) make a second attempt at the Winter competition. Unfortunately, both teams performed less well than in their previous participation.

Twelve members of Italian team Ponte di Legno had already participated in 1978 when the team took part in the Winter series.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

F

Interneige 1979

Heat 3

Event Staged: Sunday 18th February 1979
Venue: Pentes de Ski (Ski Slopes), Megève, France

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
SSR (CH-French):
Sunday 18th February 1979, 5.25-6.30pm
RAI Uno (I): Sunday 25th February 1979, 3.20-4.15pm
Scheduled Antenne 2 (F):
Sunday 18th March 1979, 1.40-2.30pm (not transmitted)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Cold and Dry

Theme: Around the World to Asia

Teams: Moutier (CH) v. Megève (F) v. Cogne-Aosta (I)

Games: ‘The Parallel Slalom’ (interspersed), The Strong Gorilla, Water for the Camel, The Giant Panda, The Cow and the Flowers, A Crash of Rhinoceroses, The Chinese Dragon.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points Scored
(Teams scoring double points shown in red)
CH 3 1 1 3 2 4
F 2 2 2 1 6 3
I 2 6 3 4 1 1
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 3 4 5 8 10 14
F 2 4 6 7 13 16
I 2 8 11 15 16 17

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 I • Cogne-Aosta l

 F • Megève
 CH • Moutier

17
16

14

Returning Teams and Competitors

Italian team Aosta had previously appeared in the summer Jeux Sans Frontières in 1975 and would compete once more later in 1979. The team also joined forces with other neighbouring ski resorts to participate in Interneige 1977 and 1980 and Jeux Sans Frontières 1988. The town of Cogne featured in the Jeux Sans Frontières competition of 1992.

Additional Information

This heat was never transmitted on French television due to a strike by television personnel during the week of intended broadcast. The programme was transmitted as normal by the other competing countries. Due to their appearance not being seen in France due to the strike, the French team of Megève were given another opportunity to participate in 1980 when they joined forces with neighbouring ski resort La Blanche.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

I

Interneige 1979

Winter Final

Event Staged: Sunday 25th February 1979
Venue: Piste da Sci (Ski Slopes), Ponte di Legno - Tonale, Italy

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
SSR (CH-French):
Sunday 25th February 1979, 5.30-6.30pm
Antenne 2 (F):
Sunday 25th March 1979, 1.40-2.30pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Cold and Sunny

Theme: Return to Europe

Teams: Zinal-Val D’Anniviers (CH) v. Gourette (F) v. Val Carlina (I)

Team Members included:
Val Carlina (I) - Flavio Roda (Team Captain), Armando Carpani, Lorenzo Carpani, Ivan Castagni, Monica Croce, Caterina Ferrari, Carlo Guerrini, Franco Capitani, Loedana Capitani, Luigi Marcacci, Guido Passini, Antonia Piccolo, Ferruccio Poli, Erwin Stricker, Vanna Tintorri, Claudio Vivarelli, Paolo Vivarelli.

Games: The Parallel Slalom (interspersed), The Customs Gate, The Camels and the Magic Carpet, The Ostriches and the Eggs, Vaccinating the Cat, The Bison’s Baggage, Casa Dolce Casa (Home Sweet Home).

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points Scored
(Teams scoring double points shown in red)
CH 2 1 6 1 1 6
F 2 3 1 4 2 1
I 3 4 2 3 6 2
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 2 3 9 10 11 17
F 2 5 6 10 12 13
I 3 7 9 12 18 20

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 I • Val Carlina l

 CH • Zinal-Val D’Anniviers
 F • Gourette

20
17

13

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

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