June 20th, 2021

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Olympics in Tokyo: Hungarian Champions Choose MALEV!


History in Color:


Budapest, Hungary, October 1964 –Hungarian Olympians, weightlifters Gyozo Veres (light heavyweight, left) and Arpad Nemessanyi (middle heavyweight) selected the MALÉV Hungarian Airlines (Magyar Légiközlekedési Vállalat) to travel to Tokyo for the 1964 Summer Olympics.


It was the second Olympics for Gyozo Veres and the first one for Arpad Nemessanyi. In Tokyo, Veres competed for Hungary in the 82.5kg class and won a bronze medal in total with 467.5kg (155+135+177.5) and an Olympic record in press lift. Nemessanyi took the 6th place in the 90kg class. His total was a 460kg (140+142.5+177.5) total.


Just some History in Color glimpses from the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo with a few weeks left before the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2021.

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Olympics in Tokyo: U.S Olympians Choose the Pan Am To Go To Japan!


History in Color:

American finest Olympic weightlifters and coaches are ready for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo (1964).


Left to right:

Bob Hoffman (York, PA; Head Coach), Norbert Schemansky (Detroit, MI; 90+kg, bronze medal), Louis Riecke (New Orlean, LA; 90kg, not qualified), Bill March (York, PA; 90kg, 4th place), Gary Cleveland (York, PA; 82,5kg, 5th place), Tony Garcy (York, PA; 67.5kg), Isaac Berger (York, PA; 60kg, silver medal), John Terpak (York, PA; Team Manager), Gary Gubner (NYC, NY, 90+kg, 4th place)


Just some History in Color glimpses from the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo with a few weeks left before the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2021. Although the Pan Am is long gone, the names of legendary Olympians stay for ever.


 

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Olympics in Tokyo: Finnish Olympians Go To Japan


History in Color:


Team Finland Weightlifting goes all the way to the East to compete at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (top to bottom):


Pentti Anttila, Eino Makinen (90+kg), Jouni Kailajarvi (90kg, 7th place), Jaakko Kailajarvi (82.5kg, 9th place) and Kaarlo Kangasniemi (82.5kg, 7th place)


Just another History in Color glimpse at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo with a few weeks left before the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2021.


My history book doesn’t have the name of the airline that brought Finnish Olympians to Tokyu in 1964.


My assumption it was the Finnair.