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.

Guardian report on Melbourne Olympics

Guardian report on Melbourne Olympics

Contemporary report from the Guardian newspaper on the Melbourne Olympic Games.

‘The Games’ by David Goldblatt

‘The Games’ by David Goldblatt

An insightful, anecdotal history of how the modern Games mixes sport and politics.

Sport behind the Iron Curtain

Sport behind the Iron Curtain

Athletes and spectators used sporting event to protest against Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe.

Murder in Footscray?

Murder in Footscray?

Might there have been a KGB hitman in Melbourne during the Olympics?

Six O’clock Swill

Six O’clock Swill

Americans journalists reported on the Six O’clock Swill.

Kangaroo diplomacy

Kangaroo diplomacy

Two East German athletes take home a memento from Australia – a live kangaroo.

Master smugglers

Master smugglers

Hungarians water polo players were almost caught smuggling watches Swiss watches from Vienna

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