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Blood in the water: Hungary's 1956 water polo gold

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Melbourne Olympics 1956. The equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. Instead, those events were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden

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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

Olympic swimming legend Rose dies after losing leukaemia battle

Murray Rose, a four-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer for Australia, died Sunday, April 15 at the age of 73 after a battle with leukemia.

Winter 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Games The Soviets broke Canada's gold medal monopoly in ice hockey, and won more medals than anyone else. The US swept five of the six medals in individual figure skating (American Albright Tenley pictured above). image source: http://www.olympic.org

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

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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.

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

Swedish high jumper Gunhild Larking, seen here awaiting her turn at the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956

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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