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Nov 25, 1956

Australia's Ron Clarke lit the flame to open the Games

Australia's Ron Clarke lit the flame to open the Games

Nov 25, 1956

Vladimir Kuts showed his rivals a clean pair of heels as he won gold in the 5000m and 10,000m

Vladimir Kuts showed his rivals a clean pair of heels as he won gold in the 5000m and 10,000m

Nov 25, 1956

Betty Cuthbert became the golden girl of the Games by winning three golds

Betty Cuthbert became the golden girl of the Games by winning three golds

Nov 25, 1956

Chris Brasher took gold for Britain in the 3000m steeplechase

Chris Brasher took gold for Britain in the 3000m steeplechase

Jul 31, 1956

Hungarian player Ervin Zador nurses a gashed eye from the water polo clash with USSR Just prior to the Olympics games, the USSR had invaded Hungary to crush a anti-Communist revolution and the match descended into chaos

Hungarian player Ervin Zador nurses a gashed eye from the water polo clash with USSR Just prior to the Olympics games, the USSR had invaded Hungary to crush a anti-Communist revolution and the match descended into chaos

Jul 31, 1956

Victor Chukarin produced a starring routine on the pommel horse to claim gold

Victor Chukarin produced a starring routine on the pommel horse to claim gold

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