8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Typed at the bottom, "(NY18- Aug. 25) U.S. TEAM ARRIVES FOR GAMES OPENING-- U.S. Olympics delegation marches inside Olympic Stadium today on arrival for ceremonies opening Games in Rome. Flag-bearer at right is crack decathlon competitor Rafer Johnson of Kinsburg, Calif., at right. (APWirephoto via Radio from Rome) (See AP wire story) (cjl51347rca) 1960." Tribune caption on the back, Aug. 25, 1960- "OLYMPIC ATHLETES PARADE- Rafer JOhnson (right) of Kingsburg, Calif., carries the Stars and Stripes as he leads the members of the United States Olympic team into the new Olympic Stadium in Rome today as the XVII Games got under way. Almost 100,000 spectators applauded athletes who are ready for the competition." Photo shows the entire U.S. team, all wearing matching outfits, marching around the track in the Olympic stadium. The stands are crowd in the background with spectators. Original Tribune envelope- "Olympic Games, 1960, Summer Games- Also see oversize file"

Used: Oakland Tribune

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