Things suddenly got busy on the 1956 Olympics front, with the 50th Anniversary celebrations taking place in Melbourne during November 2006. A lot of press coverage ensued, some of which we have included here, as well as a lot of footage taken by our crew of the re-enactment of elements of the Opening & Closing Ceremonies at the MCG, including Ron Clarke lighting the cauldron – this time without burning himself!
More interviewees have joined the ranks of the documentary including Ron Clarke, Kevan Gosper and Alf Lazer.
The 50th Anniversary Reunion Dinner was a great chance to catch up with all of Franz’s 1956 squad, some of whom haven’t seen each other since the 1956 Games.
All the squad renewed their commitment to the Franz documentary, and all are looking out their memorabilia for our use in the film.