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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

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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.

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

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