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Tight bunch in 1500m

London 2012 - All but Emad Noor of Saudi Arabia are bunched tightly in early action of the men’s 1500m first round heat three.
IOC/Chris Furlong
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Reinstated Algerian wins 1500m gold

London 2012 - Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria storms to gold in the men’s 1500m after being temporarily expelled from the Games a day earlier for not giving his all in the 800m race. Makhloufi tried to withdraw from the 800m but didn’t meet the deadline and ran only 200m before abandoning. After a medical officer submitted evidence, he was reinstated and finds golden success in the 1500m.
IOC/John Huet
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Makhloufi thankful for 1500m gold

London 2012 - Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi is thankful to have been allowed to compete after a temporary expulsion from the Olympics and is thankful to have won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m.
IOC/John Huet
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1500m Final

The finish of the 1500m final at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics won by Josy Barthel (centre) of Luxembourg, with Robert McMillen (left) of the USA in second and Werner Lueg of Germany in third. Roger Bannister, who came in fourth, is in the background (No.177). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Sprint Finish

1952: The final of the 1500 metres race at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, which was won by Josy Barthel of Luxembourg. Werner Lueg of Germany (right) led until the last corner, but finished third after Barthel (No. 406) and Robert McMillen (No. 897) closed the gap. McMillen came second. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Josy Barthel

Josy Barthel of Luxembourg weeps for joy during the playing of his national anthem as he stands on the winner's rostrum after winning the 1500 metres Olympic final in Helsinki, Finland. Robert McMillen of the USA, right, came second and Werner Lueg of Germany came third. It was the first time the Luxembourg anthem was played at the Olympics. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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