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Helsingin olympiakisat 1952, maantiepyöräily, ryhmä menossa Pakilantiellä, nykyisen Kehä I:n pohjoisreunalla, suuntana etelä. Alkuperäinen kuva, Valto Mattila.  Olympialaisten kilpapyöräily,1952

Helsingin olympiakisat 1952, maantiepyöräily, ryhmä menossa Pakilantiellä, nykyisen Kehä I:n pohjoisreunalla, suuntana etelä. Alkuperäinen kuva, Valto Mattila. Olympialaisten kilpapyöräily,1952

1956: Betty Cuthbert, eighteen, wins the gold medal in the 200 meters at the Melbourne Games. The Australian will win two more gold medals during the 1956 Olympics.

Betty Cuthbert, eighteen, wins the gold medal in the 200 meters at the Melbourne Games. The Australian will win two more gold medals during the 1956 Olympics.

Naim Süleymanoğlu, also known as "The Pocket Hercules".  He stands 4 ft 10 in.  He is the second of only seven lifters to “clean and jerk” three times their bodyweight in the sport of OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING.

Naim Süleymanoğlu, also known as "The Pocket Hercules". He stands 4 ft 10 in. He is the second of only seven lifters to “clean and jerk” three times their bodyweight in the sport of OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING.

The mixed fortunes of Melbourne's 1956 Olympic venues, 60 years on

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

Olympics Melbourne 1956

Drugs scandals and Rio’s haphazard preparations have dominated the headlines but the most worrying sign for Thomas Bach and co has barely been reported – does anyone really want to host the Games any more?

Sievers, Wolfgang, 1913-2007. Exterior of the Olympic pool, Melbourne, 1956 [3] [picture]

Sievers, Wolfgang, Exterior of the Olympic pool, Melbourne, 1956 [picture]

1956 Olympic games

See 2363 photos and 195 tips from 10861 visitors to Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). "My favorite stadium in Melbourne.

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