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Squaw Valley 1960 Official Film | Peoples, Hopes, Medals

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Melbourne 1956 Official Film | Olympic Games 1956

For the first time in the history of the Olympic movement, the Summer Games were held in Australia, in the country's “Queen City,” Melbourne. Peter Whitchurch's official record focuses on a selection of events, notably the men's 1,500 metres final on the track. It also focuses on the athletes themselves, coming from 67 countries and mingling in the Olympic Village, with some two hundred chefs catering for many different kinds of diet. The Hungarian team arrived, despite the tragic uprising that had occurred in Budapest only a few months before. The Opening Ceremony featured massed choirs and a speech by...