Photo by Mark Shearman. Multiple train and subway lines, a large highway building project, and the Tokaido Shinkansen, the fastest train in the world, were completed. She replied: “I would much rather have a world record than an Olympic medal really. Grog Lougarvs and Michael Gros... Read More, 1964 Summer Olympics 12 OO J® Baseball (New York Meta vs Chicago Cubs) 1, Ria Stalman, Netherlands, 214 feet, 5 inches 2, l.«slie Deniz, Gridley, Arix,, 212-...1964 Summer Olympics To this day he remains Britain’s most successful walker, having also won the 1962 European title and finished first in the first two editions of the Lugano Trophy team competition. Two days after her glorious long jump victory, Mary Rand was back in action on the first day of the pentathlon. [4] Tokyo was chosen as the host city during the 55th IOC Session in West Germany on 26 May 1959. All rights reserved. No, those Games were special because I was privileged also to watch some fantastic sprinting, a monumental 800m/1500m double, a sensational 10,000m, an amazing marathon, a dramatic discus contest and so much more. 4x100m: Poland 43.6 (43.69) (later removed in favour of USA 43.9 (43.92) (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images), Yoshinori Sakai, who was born in Hiroshima on the day the first atomic bomb devastated the city, lights the Olympic flame in Tokyo's main stadium during the opening of the Olympic Games, 10th October 1964. There was a new satellite to facilitate live international broadcast. [2][3] Until 1964, South Africa had been allowed to enter segregated teams conforming to the country's racial classifications. The first regularly scheduled train ran on 1 October 1964, just nine days before the opening of the games, transporting passengers 515 kilometers (320 mi) in about four hours, and connecting the three major metropolitan areas of Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. The games were telecast to the United States using Syncom 3,[34] the first geostationary communication satellite, and from there to Europe using Relay 1, an older satellite which allowed only 15–20 minutes of broadcast during each of its orbits. Again the Australian and U.S. teams dominated, winning all but one of the events. 9...1964 Summer Olympics... Read More, 1964 Summer Olympics: CYCLING Time Trials GOLD Fredy Schmidtke. During the winter of 1963-64 she trained ferociously with her fiancé Robbie Brightwell and John Cooper, the objective being to win the Olympic 400m, but in order to test her enhanced stamina she ran her first ever 800m in May, winning in a promising but unsensational 2:11.1.