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Melbourne 1956-Closing ceremony: E. von FRENCKELL (IOCFIN) presents the Olympic flag to A. BRUNDAGE, Pdt IOC.
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Triumphant Return

French runner Alain Mimoun is chaired by fellow athletes on his arrival at Orly from Australia, where he won the gold medal for the marathon at the Melbourne Olympics, 9th December 1956. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Melbourne 1956-Start of the 50 km walk in the Olympic stadium:no 10 READ Norman R. (NZL) will be the winner.
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Melbourne 1956-Opening ceremony: Ronald CLARKE (AUS) lights the Olympic flame.

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