Hungary vs. Soviet Union - Blood in the Water  A great story, and he goes on to coach Mark Spitz...!

50 stunning Olympic moments No7: Hungary v Soviet Union: blood in the water

1956 Olympic Games were held in Melbourne Australia, however, the equestrian events were held in Stolkholm, due to Australia's strict quarantine laws. Seen here: Opening Ceremony Melbourne 1956  Ronald Clarke (AUS), the last torchbearer of the Olympic flame, makes a lap of the stadium before lighting the cauldron / ©IOC Harry Jay

Relive the moments that went down in history from the Melbourne / Stockholm 1956 Summer Olympics.

Albie Thomas:  Profile  1935-2013        When 21-year-old Albie Thomas of Australia burst on to the international scene with  a fifth place in the 1956 Olympic 5,000, coach Percy Cerutty considered him the “best runner, technically speaking, in the world today.” (...

Albie Thomas winning his heat of the at the 1956 Olympics - He would finish in the Final

Shirley Strickland won the 80 metres hurdles at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne

Shirley Strickland won the 80 metres hurdles at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne

An Illustrated History of Figure Skating Clothes: 1956 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Tenley Albright Skated With No Collar

An Illustrated History of Figure Skating Clothes

Madge Syers to Adelina Sotnikova: Women's Figure Skating Gold Medalists Since 1908

Bobby Morrow, the greatest Olympic sprinter you've never heard of  American Bobby Morrow won three medals on the track at the 1956 Olympic Games before rapidly falling out of the limelight

Bobby Morrow, the greatest Olympic sprinter you've never heard of

Bobby Morrow, the greatest Olympic sprinter you've never heard of American Bobby Morrow won three medals on the track at the 1956 Olympic Games before rapidly falling out of the limelight

Ten Unique and Unusual Figure Skating Facts: 1960 Olympic Champion Carol Heiss Married 1956 Olympic Champion David Jenkins

Test your ice skating knowledge. Do you know these ten figure skating facts? This is a list of some unusual and unique facts that you may not know about the world of figure skating.

A portrait of the USA team, taken in Melbourne during the 1956 Olympic Games.

A portrait of the USA team, taken in Melbourne during the 1956 Olympic Games.

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