Stories from Tokyo 1964 to Rio 2016

This collection spotlights some of the most memorable Olympic moments in Australian history through news footage from the NFSA collection.

We look at one or more highlights from each of the preceding games from 2016 back to when Tokyo last played host in 1964.

From Betty Cuthbert to Kieren Perkins, the inaugural Women's Rugby Sevens to the Oarsome Foursome, relive – or discover – thrilling victories featuring just a few of our many Olympic champions of the last five decades.

Celebrate Australia’s rich Olympic history in this diverse and joyful collection of television, radio, recorded sound and photographic coverage of the Summer Olympic Games from 1964 to 2016.

See also our curated collection of Paralympics Highlights from 1994 to 2016.