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|Sports fever has hit the archives thanks to the Rio Olympics! For more sporting moments why not take a long jump back through our 1956 Melbourne Olympics photographic collection?
The Organising Committee for the XVIth Olympiad, Melbourne, recognised that limited positions would be available for the taking of still photographs of the Olympic Games due to the venues, the natures of the sports involved, and the regulations of the International Olympic Committee. The Committee determined that a pool of 30 accredited photographers, to be known as the Olympic Photo Association, would undertake all still photography in restricted playing areas under co-operative 'pool' conditions, and that a total of 125 photographers would be permitted to operate both inside and outside the restricted areas at any one time.
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