Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Olympics on Stamps

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Olympics on Stamps

Gunhild Larking, Swedish track and field athlete, Melbourne 1956 Olympics

Olympic Fever Gunhild Larking, Sweden’s entry for the high jump, pensively awaiting her turn to compete at the Melbourne Olympic Games,

The mixed fortunes of Melbourne's 1956 Olympic venues, 60 years on | Sport | The Guardian

The mixed fortunes of Melbourne's 1956 Olympic venues, 60 years on

Sixty years on from the Melbourne Games, the venues for the 1956 Olympics have met with differing fates, from beloved icons to bedraggled eyesores

Melbourne's 1956 Olympic Games Swimming Pool. Designed by John and Phyllis Murphy.

Olympic Pool by Kevin Borland, Peter McIntyre, John and Phyllis Murphy. Melbourne, Australia Photograph by Wolfgang Sievers.

50 stunning Olympic moments No7: Hungary v Soviet Union: blood in the water There was much more than a place in an Olympic final at stake when Hungary took on the country that just invaded their own | Hungary's Ervin Zador is escorted from the pool with blood pouring from his cut eye during their 1956 Olympic water polo win over Russia. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis

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

1956 Olympic poster - by Richard Beck

Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympic poster - by Richard Beck. Equestrian events were held 5 months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden, due to quarantine regulations in Australia.

José ("Chegüi") Torres (May 3, 1936 – January 19, 2009), was a Puerto Rican professional boxer. As an amateur boxer, he won a silver medal in the junior middleweight at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. In 1965, he defeated Willie Pastrano to win the WBC and WBA light heavyweight championships. In 1997, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

José ("Chegüi") Torres (May 1936 – January was a Puerto Rican professional boxer. As an amateur boxer, he won a silver medal in the junior middleweight at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. In he defeated Willie Pastrano to win the W

June 10 – 1956 Summer Olympics: Equestrian events open in Stockholm, Sweden (all other events are held in November in Melbourne, Australia).

Relive the moments that went down in history from the Melbourne / Stockholm 1956 Summer Olympics. Access official videos, results, sport and athlete records.

Olympic Cauldron - Melbourne, Australia 1956 Summer Olympic Games Ron Clarke lighting flame- a few years later he would set a number of world records over 3m/5k & 6m/10k as well as winning an Olympic bronze

Olympic Cauldron - Melbourne, Australia 1956 Summer Olympic Games Ron Clarke lighting flame- a few years later he would set a number of world records over & as well as winning an Olympic bronze

Melbourne - host of the 1956 Olympic Games . television transmission in Melbourne starting just in time to provide coverage of the special event.

The mixed fortunes of Melbourne's 1956 Olympic venues, 60 years on

FOYS department store on cnr Bourke & Swanston streets welcomes visitors to the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.

1956 Olympic Games Results and Records Melbourne Australia

Vintage Olympic Games Book 1956 Olympic Games Results and Records Melbourne Australia

These promotional photos helped Melbourne secure the 1956 Olympics

These promotional photos helped Melbourne secure the 1956 Olympics

These promotional photos helped Melbourne secure the 1956 OlympicsThe pitch that won Melbourne the first Olympics outside of Europe and North America.

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