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December 4, 1956 – Australian swimmer Murray Rose sets world record 4:27.3 to claim the 400m gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics


At age 17 Murray Rose became the youngest Olympian to win three gold medals during one Olympics. At the 1956 Games in Melbourne, Australia, Rose set an Olympic record in the 400-metre freestyle, won the 1,500-metre freestyle, and was a member of the world-record-breaking 4 × 200-metre relay team. At the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, he set another record … Continue reading

November 22, 1956 – The opening ceremony for the Melbourne Olympics is held


Melbourne was announced as the host city for the Games of the XVI Olympiad on 28 April 1949, beating bids from Buenos Aires, Mexico City and six other American cities by a single vote. The Olympic Games commenced with an opening ceremony on 22 November 1956. Because Melbourne is located in the southern hemisphere, the … Continue reading

Russia hires Jack Bauer to safeguard Sochi Olympics


Russia‘s counterterrorism agency is reporting that former U.S. federal agent and fugitive from justice Jack Bauer has been picked to lead efforts to keep athletes and visitors safe during the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi. They cited Bauer’s experience in thwarting a wide variety of terrorist plots in 24 hours or less as a contributing … Continue reading

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