Darebin Heritage Links :
Compiled for OzSportsHistory by Brian Membrey
Day Fourteen, Friday, December 7
9.00 am GYMNASTICS (Women), West Melbourne Stadium.
10.00 am CYCLING (Road Race), Broadmeadows.
1.30 pm FOOTBALL (Bronze Medal Match), Main Stadium.
2.00 pm SWIMMING (Water Polo), Swimming Stadium.
3.00 pm GYMNASTICS (Exhibitions and Distribution of Prizes), West Melbourne Stadium.
4.00 pm DEMONSTRATION (Australian Rules Football), Main Stadium or Olympic Park.
7.30 pm SWIMMING, Swimming Stadium.
400 metres Free Style -
1500 metres Free Style -
High Diving -
Water Polo -
The demonstration Australian Rules match was eventually played at the M.C.G. following the Bronze Medal football.
Given that the Olympics were strictly for amateurs, one side was selected from the Victorian Amateur Football Association, the other from Victorian Football League and Association representatives who played as amateurs.
After a six goal to one opening term, the VAFA went on to win comfortably, 12.9.81 to 8.7.55.
Although of novelty value at the time, the game is perhaps significant in that it was the first Australian Rules contest to be televised. The first broadcast of a "real" match was HSV-
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