Olympic Century
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A History of the Modern Olympic Games from 1896 to the year 2000 – Geschichte der Olympischen Spiele von 1896 bis 2000, Beiträge zur Sportgeschichte

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Moments of Melbourne, Part 9 - Saturday, December [...]

Whenever Hungarian athletes competed at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, it was a highly emotional affair. The bloody ending to the revolution in their home country, caused by the invasion of Soviet tanks, earned them sympathy around the world and also [...]
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Moments of Melbourne, Part 8 - Friday, November [...]

A Harvard analyst named Gert Fredriksson the second most dominant Olympian of all time, second only to American jumper Ray C. Ewry, but still ahead of Carl Lewis and Michael Phelps. The Swedish flatwater canoe racer won six of eight Olympic finals [...]
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Moments of Melbourne, Part 7 - Thursday, November [...]

It took Christopher Brasher 8 minutes and 41.2 seconds to finish first in the Olympic 3000 meters steeplechase finals. But to get to the top of the podium, he had to endure more than three hours of waiting. The dramatic race on the afternoon of [...]
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Moments of Melbourne, Part 6 - Wednesday, [...]

Almost nobody noticed, but Olympic history was made on this cloudy Wednesday, November 28th, 1956, at Oaklands Hunt Club in the north of Melbourne. When Lars Hall crossed the finish line of the cross-country run, the last part of the modern [...]
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Moments of Melbourne, Part 5 - Tuesday, November [...]

Long before Pertti Karppinen and Mahe Drysdale, there was another dominator of the single sculls rowing scene. He came from Moscow and started his unprecedented career on November 27th, 1956, on the picturesque Lake Wendouree in Ballarat, 100 [...]
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Moments of Melbourne, Part 4 - Monday, November [...]

Blonde hair, a wild stride with highly lifted knees, and - most of all - a wide open mouth. These were the trademarks of the biggest female star of the Melbourne Olympics. On Monday, November 26th, Betty Curhbert took home the first of her three [...]
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Moments of Melbourne, Part 3 - Saturday, November [...]

The story of a hammer thrower winning Olympic gold with a crippled arm would have been enough to make tabloid headlines. But there was even more to the triumph of Harold Connolly at Melbourne. Love was in the air - a love that was stronger than Cold [...]
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Moments of Melbourne, Part 2 - Friday, Novermber [...]

It had been labelled as one of the great duels of the Games and so it was. On the early evening of Friday, November 23rd, Soviet runner Vladimir Kuts and Great Britain's Gordon Pirie squared off in the 10,000 meters final and delivered a race for [...]
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Moments of Melbourne, Part 1 - Thursday, November [...]

With cannon fire and a rather slow version of Australia's most popular song, "Waltzing Matilda", Melbourne opened the 1956 Summer Olympics on a cloudy and cool Thursday afternoon. The ceremony, that started at 3:00 PM local time, had nothing of the [...]
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Moments of Melbourne, Prologue - Wednesday, [...]

Starting tomorrow, I will look back on the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics with daily highlights and news from 60 years ago. Today, I will begin with a prelude about the preparations."The friendly Games", as they were dubbed later, had a troubled [...]
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