Colour slide printed on plastic with a square, card surround. The picture was taken at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the opening ceremony of the 1956 Olympic Games, and shows part of the running track, an uncovered stand full of spectators and a scoreboard. An athlete carrying the Olympic torch is running along the track. Posted on the scoreboard is the following text: "THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT TENDS TO BRING TOGETHER / IN A RADIENT UNION / ALL THE QUALITIES / WHICH GUIDE MANKIND TO PERFECTION".
0 - Whole: H: 50 W: 50 D: 1mm (H: 1 15/16 W: 1 15/16 D: 1/16")
Melbourne Cricket Ground Scoreboard
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Robert Titcher.