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Book launch

Book launch

Cold War Games will be launched at 1 pm on 7 August at the MCC Sports Library.

Vale Betty Cuthbert – Olympic Hero

Vale Betty Cuthbert – Olympic Hero

Betty Cuthbert is the true hero of the Melbourne Olympic Games.

Red Faces at the Opera

Red Faces at the Opera

Fearing a communist propaganda win, the Peking Opera were banned from performing during the Olympic Games.

Barely commercial Games

Barely commercial Games

In 1956, commercial interest in the Olympics Games was in its infancy.

Unsporting Behaviour

Unsporting Behaviour

Behind the Iron Curtain, sporting events were a safe way to protest against communism.

Art as a tool in the Cold War

Art as a tool in the Cold War

The US planned to send a Sport in Art exhibition to Melbourne Olympics, as Cold War propaganda.

Chasing the money

Chasing the money

Both the ancient and modern Olympics have been corrupted by unscrupulous athletes and officials.

As we were

As we were

Photos of Melbourne in 1956.

More Games within the Games

More Games within the Games

During the Rome Olympics, Cold War games continued.

Under the Southern Skies

Under the Southern Skies

A Russian journalist’s impressions of Melbourne.

Athens to Athens

Athens to Athens

Review of three books on Olympic history.

Cultural Olympiads

Cultural Olympiads

Since 1912, a Cultural Olympiad was an integral part of the Olympic Games.

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