Thursday 22 November 1956 saw the opening of the Olympic Games in Melbourne. The games continued until 8 December. As a child sitting in one of the stands of the MCG watching the athletes from 67 countries march into the arena was a wonderful, colourful experience.
|The Argus Friday 23 Nov 1956|
|The women in the Australian Team marching into the MCG|
|The men in the Australian Team marching into the MCG|
One of the members of the Press and Publicity Sub-Committee was Ken Moses, a sports journalist for The Argus newspaper, who had attended the London Olympic Games in 1948.
|Ken Moses is seated in the front on the left side of the table|
The day after the Opening Ceremony the following article - 'You - the man in the street - made it tick' - appeared in The Argus congratulating the people of Melbourne for their contribution to make this sporting event occur in their city.
Melbourne Olympics - State Library of Victoria
Melbourne Olympics Committee - Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Olympic Games - Australian Olympic Committee