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These promotional photos helped Melbourne secure the 1956 Olympics

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These promotional photos helped Melbourne secure the 1956 Olympics

from Mashable

These promotional photos helped Melbourne secure the 1956 Olympics

Tenley Emma Albright, M.D. (born July 18, 1935 in Newton Centre, MA) is an American figure skater. She is the 1956 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles, 1952 Olympic silver medalist, the 1953 and 1955 World Champion, the 1953 and 1955 North American champion, and the 1952-1956 U.S. national champion. At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, she became the first American female skater to win an Olympic gold medal.

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Tenley Emma Albright (born July 18, 1935 in Newton Centre, Massachusetts) is a former American figure skater. She is the 1956 Olympic champion, the 1952 Olympic silver medalist, the 1953 and 1955 World Champion, the 1953 and 1955 North American champion, and the 1952–1956 U.S. national champion.

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from the Guardian

Bobby Morrow, the greatest Olympic sprinter you've never heard of

Bobby Morrow, the greatest Olympic sprinter you've never heard of American Bobby Morrow won three medals on the track at the 1956 Olympic Games before rapidly falling out of the limelight

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Australian Olympic Committee: Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Betty Cuthbert wins Australia’s first gold

1956 Olympic Games were held in Melbourne Australia, however, the equestrian events were held in Stolkholm, due to Australia's strict quarantine laws. Seen here: Opening Ceremony Melbourne 1956 Ronald Clarke (AUS), the last torchbearer of the Olympic flame, makes a lap of the stadium before lighting the cauldron / ©IOC Harry Jay

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Marty Brodeur with his 2002 Olympic gold poses with dad Denis and his 1956 Olympic bronze. They are the only father-son goalie duo to win Olympic medals to date.

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