Peter Snell and Murray Halberg win Olympic gold

Listen to a radio commentary of the gold medal runs by Peter Snell (800 m) and Murray Halberg (5000 m) at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Halberg's victory followed just half an hour after Snell's, completing New Zealand's finest day on the Olympic track.

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Posted: 08 Oct 2021

Had absolutely no idea you could access this online - only found it because I’m helping grandchildren with miniature scenes for Pet Day - olympics are this year’s topic - great opportunity to show them how you got information pre- tv & devices - sure the fact that I was in tears reliving it will help them remember - what a wonderful day that was - pre-drugs & pre-professionalism too!

marco impiglia

Posted: 01 Dec 2009

I would like to have an e-mail correspondence with some newzeland spectator who visited rome duirng the 1960 O.G. thank you


Posted: 30 Apr 2009

Hans Grodotzki (Germany, silver); Kazimierz Zimny (Poland, bronze)

Crissy Shiels

Posted: 30 Apr 2009

all i want to no is who got second ans third to Murry Halberg in the 1960 5000 olympic race.