1956 Olympic Stands at the Melbourne, Australia games

1956 Olympic Stands at the Melbourne, Australia games

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games - Official Olympic Film | Olympic History - YouTube

Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games - Official Olympic Film | Olympic History - YouTube

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