A rare historic photograph of the 1956 Olympic rings being transported on the again of a truck has sparked a number of debates – together with the whereabouts of one other historic set of rings.
With the Tokyo Olympics drawing to an in depth, Video games nostalgia despatched the historic photograph of Melbourne’s rings viral on the Outdated Classic Melbourne Instagram account, and on Reddit, the place it was reposted.
The photograph, taken by Life journal’s photojournalist John Dominis, generated a whole bunch of feedback, largely about every thing other than the rings themselves.
A surprising color photograph of the 1956 Olympic rings on the again of a truck has sparked a number of debates – together with the whereabouts of one other historic set of Olympic rings
Melbourne’s Olympic rings had been preserved and are presently displayed within the Melbourne Olympic Parks’ Sports activities Precinct on the footbridge connecting AAMI Park to the Japanese Plaza. However the place are Sydney’s
Individuals puzzled the place the photograph was taken and marvelled on the vibrant two-tone paint jobs on the taxis and the sharply-dressed pedestrians, the film poster artwork, and puzzled what sorts of vehicles had been within the photograph.
‘Fabulous picture of such a distinct world,’ one lady wrote on Instagram, summing up many responses.
A number of commenters agreed the photograph was snapped with the truck on Bourke Road, transferring between Swanston and Russell streets.
The Commonwealth Financial institution is at left and to the fitting is Bourke Road’s previous Lyceum Image Theatre, with film posters glued to the facet of the constructing.
The taxis had been all Holdens and what seems to be a police automobile towing the truck is an FJ Holden.
Loads of social media customers had been amused that one thing as symbolically necessary because the official OIympic Video games rings – all the time an iconic picture from each Video games – can be sitting loosely on a flat-bed truck.
The rings symbolise the union of athletes from our 5 continents.
‘Each expense spared,’ stated one Reddit consumer.
‘Davo’s bought a truck, we’ll use that,’ stated one other.
The huge Olympic Rings that adorned the Sydney Harbour Bridge had been bought to a Newcastle electrician for $21,000 in 2015. He tried to promote them final yr
Tokyo’s Olympic rings being transported to the primary stadium on a barge earlier than the Video games started
‘I like how they’re simply chucked on the again of an previous truck. Lately they’d be wrapped in 5 sorts of plastic,’ stated an Instagram follower.
On Reddit poster puzzled if the identical set of rings is used for each Olympics and easily moved from one Video games headquarters to a different.
The reply to that query isn’t any, every nation makes its personal set.
A number of requested what grew to become of the set of rings within the photograph?
The unique rings had been preserved and are presently displayed within the Melbourne Olympic Parks’ Sports activities Precinct on the footbridge connecting AAMI Park to the Japanese Plaza.
That prompted a question that no person appeared to have reply to: the place are Sydney’s official Video games rings that adorned the Sydney Olympic Stadium in 2000?
The huge 70 metre by 30 metre, 35-ton, set of rings that hung from the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the course of the Video games had been bought on eBay in 2015, by Goulburn businessman Bernard Maas.
Mr Maas labored on the manufacturing unit that made the rings.
He listed them on the market for $10,000 and powerful curiosity drove the value as much as over $21,000.
A Newcastle electrician Tony Stavropoulos purchased them and tried to re-sell the rings in 2020 for $100,000 – however there is no such thing as a document that anybody matched his value.
These rings are believed to have been saved at a property at Tin Can Bay, close to Noosa by Mr Stavropoulos after they didn’t promote.
However as for the smaller official rings that hung at Sydney Olympic Stadium (now Stadium Australia) in September 2000, their whereabouts stay a thriller.
Sydney Olympic Park informed Every day Mail Australia these rings had been ‘momentary’ and it’s not recognized in the event that they had been preserved.
The final recognized whereabouts of the official rings prominently displayed in Martin Place was a recycling yard in St Peters.
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