Tag Archives: Olympic Games

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.

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.

‘The Games’ by David Goldblatt

‘The Games’ by David Goldblatt

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

Russian dope its athletes

Russian dope its athletes

Athletics doping report should spark radical rethink on drugs in sport.

Future of the Olympics

Future of the Olympics

The IOC has cleverly exploited the financial and commercial allure of the Olympic Games.

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