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Australia’s swimming great, Dawn Fraser, is returning to Japan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics where she made history and captured the golden hat trick.

2014 Reunions

18 December 2013

2014 will be a significant year for Olympic Anniversaries. 50 years since Tokyo and Innsbruck, 30 years since Los Angeles and Sarajevo, 20 years since Lillehammer and 10 years since Athens.

Ron Clarke walks around the MCG holding the Olympic torch during the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground November 19, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia.

Acclaimed distance runner Ron Clarke heads a group of sportspeople feted in the Queen's Birthday honours of 2013, appointed an Officer (AO) in the General Division.

Swimming legend Dawn Fraser has been voted Australia's greatest ever female athlete at an awards ceremony in Canberra.

Betty Cuthbert with Sally Pearson and Usain Bolt in Barcelona for Cuthbert's induction into the IAAF Hall of Fame.

ATHLETICS: When the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) inaugurated the first members into the IAAF Hall of Fame, Australia's own golden girl Betty Cuthbert was one of the 24 inductees.

Betty Cuthbert of Australia wins the 200m beating Christa Stubnik of Germany ( silver) and Marlene Mathews of Australia ( bronze) during the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

One of Australia’s greatest Olympians, Betty Cuthbert, will this week be recognised with a prestigious international accolade as she is inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame.

Australia's golden girl sprinter Betty Cuthbert winning the 100m at Melbourne 1956 and then carrying the Sydney 2000 torch in the Opening Ceremony with Raelene Boyle.

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Betty Cuthbert (NSW) has been announced as an inaugural Member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame.

1964 Olympian Peter O'Donnell.

Australia's first Olympic yachting gold medallist Peter “POD” O'Donnell has passed away after a long battle with cancer.O’Donnell, 68, created history at the 1964 Tokyo Games being crowned as the nation’s inaugural yachting Olympic champion alongside skipper Bill Northam (late) and crewmate Dick Sargeant in the 5.5m class.

Neal Lavis at the 1960 Rome Olympics where he won gold in team eventing and individual silver.

Neale Lavis is perhaps the forgotten man of the all-conquering three-day eventing team at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games...