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Rome 1960-BIKILA Abebe (ETH) 1st.
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WILMA RUDOLPH USA

3 AUG 1960: WILMA RUDOLPH OF THE USA AT THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN ROME, ITALY WHERE SHE WON THE 100 METER AND 200 METER SPRINTS. Mandatory Credit: ALLSPORT/ALLSPORT
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Rome 1960-SNELL Peter (NZL) 2nd ahead of MOENS Roger(BEL) 1st and BALKE Jorg (EUA) 3rd.
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Tiger Belles

12th September 1960: The 'Tennessee Tiger Belles', the American athletic team who collected three gold medals in the 1960 Olympic Games, arrive at London Airport from Rome for the Commonwealth versus USA athletics meeting at White City. From left to right, they are Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams, Wilma Rudolph and Barbara Jones. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
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Rome 1960-Opening ceremony: Adolfo CONSOLINI (ITA) swears the Olympic oath in the name of the athletes.
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Barefoot Olympic Gold

Ethiopian runner Bikila Abebe with his gold medal after winning the marathon at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, 12th September 1960. Abdeslon Rhadi of Morocco, left, won silver and Barry Magee of New Zealand won the bronze. Abebe, one of Haile Selassie's personal bodyguards, ran the race barefoot and set an Olympic record with his victory. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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