MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a yr due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Related Press is wanting again on the historical past of Summer time Video games. This story was revealed in The Charleston Information and Courier on Dec. 6, 1956, in the course of the Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. It was written by Murray Rose, an Related Press sports activities author and editor for 46 years who died in 1999 on the age of 84. Rose, who retired in 1979, was an integral a part of the AP’s Olympic employees and lined worldwide sports activities on each continent besides Antarctica. This story seems because it was revealed within the newspaper that day. Please notice that the Russia participant talked about within the sixth paragraph was listed as V. Tropokov. The participant was V. Prokopov.
MELBOURNE, Dec. 6 (AP) — Some 40 Hungarian Olympians headed into one of many longest nights of their lives tonight, nonetheless pondering the grave downside whether or not to hunt asylum in america and Australia or return to their devastated homeland and potential oblivion.
The issue for many was difficult by conflicting experiences from Hungary and Austria on the whereabouts and situations of their households.
The athletes have been grimfaced and extra tightlipped than ever because the hour of resolution neared for his or her drastic step. Though, there have been various experiences on the time of departure of the primary aircraft — an enormous French Armagnac — with reservations for 91, the final phrase was that it will take off from Essendon Airport at 9 p.m. Friday (6 a.m. EST). The second aircraft carrying 60 was reported to set go away Saturday.
Most of the Hungarians believed prepared to hunt asylum nonetheless have been hesitant and a remaining resolution will not be made till the group strains up with baggage to board buses within the Olympic Village for the airport. Sources right here, nevertheless, say greater than a dozen might depart from the village quietly within the morning and head for houses of Hungarian-Australians who’re ready to handle them till the way in which is eased for them to remain right here or go to america.
In the meantime, bitter emotions between the Hungarians and Russians lastly resulted within the first violent outbreak in sports activities competitors. Till now the athletes had saved their smouldering hate tightly capped nevertheless it lastly erupted within the water polo match right now between the nice Hungarian group and Russia.
There have been two incidents and the sport lastly was shortened after the second when Hungary’s E. Zador was taken from the pool with a slashed eye ensuing from a head butting by Russia’s V. Tropokov. The close to capability crowd, together with many Hungarian rooters, booed the Russian and the Hungarian coach angrily protested the Soviet’s laborious play.
Swedish Referee S. Zuckerman made the choice to halt the sport after consulting with Olympic officers at poolside. Hungary gained 4-0.
The Russian group was escorted to the dressing room by police as the group continued to boo in protest of the Russian ways.
Truly there was not a lot shock that the primary violence ought to have damaged out in water polo since it’s identified most members of the Hungarian group are in a bunch which hopes to stay right here or go to america. Additionally water polo is without doubt one of the most rugged sports activities, ensuing typically in tough ways and lots of penalties.
Supply: The Charleston Information and Courier: Retrieved by AP researcher Francesca Pitaro.
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