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

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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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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

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1956 Melbourne Olympics. The Herald Newspaper in Melbourne,Australia reporting on the Royal visit to the Games on Thursday 22nd November 1956. v@e.

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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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