In Pictures: The Spirit of the Olympics

 
Simplexity Events has access to some of the biggest tickets in UK sport this year. With the Olympics just around the corner, here are 6 amazing Olympic Games pictures to get you in the sporting mood.
 

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PE Anne Packer returns from Tokyo 1964 to a hero's welcome after setting a new world record for the 800 meters and earning a gold medal in the process. 
 

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London welcomes the 1948 Olympic Games, marking the first time the world come together after the horrors of the Second World War. 
 
 

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Mexico City, 1968, the Games that changed the high jump forever. Dick Fosbury piloted his revolutionary high jump technique, winning gold and making all other styles of jump redundant. It is an act often used as an example of daring to think differently. 
 

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The Olympics hold on to its amateur roots. In the 1980 Winter Games at Lake Placid, a team of American amateur ice hockey players took on the Soviet team to famously win 4-3. They went on to clinch the gold in what was dubbed “The Miracle on Ice”. 
 

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It is easy to forget, but Cassius Clay's boxing career had an early highlight at Rome 1960, when he won gold for the USA. He famously went professional after.
 

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A personality that wowed the world, the USSR's Olga Koburt had a profound effect on gymnastics: two years after her legendary 1972 performance, the numbers of UK girls in gymnastic clubs had increased by 600% to 3 million!
 
 
To see this year's biggest sporting moments live, call Live Simplexity's events team now on 0203 535 9300 or email live@simplexitytravel.com. 
 

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